Purple Ruffles Basil is a sweet cultivar that grows large 3” deep-violet leaves that develop a jagged shape and is known for its beauty. This spicy basil with hints of toasty sweetness was introduced in 1984 and later won the AAS award for quality seed growth. Purple Ruffles Basil varieties are known for their antioxidants and vibrant purple colors. Their striking hues also contain andocynasis—a pigment compound also used as a natural dye replacement. With high nutritional value and bright flavor, Purple Ruffles Basil is an elegant and abundant crop to add to your herb garden!
Latin Name:Ocimum basilicum 'Purpurescens'
Purple Ruffles Basil Herb Days to Maturity:60+(leaves) 90 (seeds)
Purple Ruffles Basil Seed Planting Depth:1/4”
Purple Ruffles Basil Seed Plant Spacing:15-18”
Purple Ruffles Basil Growth Habit:Upright/compact bush
Soil Preference:Rich and well-drained
Light Preference:Full sun
Purple Ruffles Basil Herb Color:Deep-violet leaves, pink flowers