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Dark Opal Basil

Unique color for impressive hors d'oeuvres
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Dark Opal Basil

Unique color for impressive hors d'oeuvres

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  • A dramatic companion to green foliage plants
  • Unusual color wil impress dinner guests
  • Flowers make a great garnish
  • Zone 10
  • Height 16 - 18 inches
  • Flowering Date Mid summer
  • Ship As 3" POT

We ship this item in Spring.

Cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

Product Description

Basil is always a nice addition to annual containers, it's lush and tolerates frequent harvesting, keeping fresh herbs on hand. This Dark Opal Basil adds an incredibly showy look to the mix, pairing dramatically with bright green foliage. The little blooms are light colored, adding an exciting contrast. Impress dinner guests by paring homegrown deep purple basil with green basil in a salad, or you can feature it in a gorgeous caprese salad. Did you know the flowers are edible too? They make a cool garnish for drinks, pastas and desserts. Ocimum basilicum purpureum You may also like: Dark Opal Basil is featured alongside other delicious yet beautiful plants in our Incredible Edible Collection.

Product Details

  • Botanical Name:

    Ocimum basilicum
  • Height/Habit: 16 - 18 inches
  • Spread: 12 - 18 inches
  • Spacing: 12 - 18 inches
  • Hardiness Zone: 10
  • Flowering Date: Mid summer
  • Planting Instructions: Plant outside after all danger of frost is past in spring. Sensitive to cold temperatures.
  • Winter Care: Not winter hardy.
  • Shipped: 3" POT
  • Growth Rate: Moderate.
  • Shipping Season: Spring
  • Flower Color: White
  • Flower Form: 1/2 inch in length.
  • Foliage Type: Dark purple, near black
  • Pruning: Pinch back to encourage a bushy plant. Careful not to remove too many leaves from one stem of young plants.
  • Soil Requirement: Moist, well drained, rich soil. Doesn't like to dry out.
  • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR


When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2022 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Houseplants & Tropicals
1A-3B 5/6/22 - 6/3/22
4A-4B 5/6/22 - 6/3/22
5A 5/6/22 - 6/3/22
5B 5/2/22 - 6/3/22
6A 4/28/22 - 6/3/22
6B 4/25/22 - 6/3/22
7A 4/14/22 - 6/3/22
7B 4/11/22 - 6/3/22
8A & 8B 4/4/22 - 6/3/22
9A - 10B 3/28/22 - 6/3/22
Last Order Date All Zones: 5/30/22

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