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About Purple Basil Plants Grow classic, bold, sweet basil in your garden with the decorative look of Purple Basil! This colorful herb makes a great choice for adding visual interest to your garden, as well as to your culinary creations. Perfect for organic chefs and gardeners alike!

Purple basil has a slightly stronger, spicier flavor than traditional green basil. It pairs well with a variety of dishes, including salads, pasta sauces, and pizzas. The leaves also make a flavorful addition to teas.

Growing Purple Basil comes in handy for culinary reasons, but it also has several health benefits. The essential oils found in the plant have been shown to have a variety of medicinal uses. It is also used in permaculture, attracting beneficial insects and deterring unwanted pests.

How to Grow Purple Basil The vibrant foliage and delicate flowers of basil plants add a pop of color and texture to any space, making it a perfect choice for herb gardens, window boxes, and even hanging baskets.

Purple Basil is a frost-sensitive annual that is easy to grow and thrives in well-draining soil with full sun to partial shade. With proper care, this herb can grow up to 24 inches tall and wide, producing abundant foliage that is both beautiful and fragrant. Plant in containers or mixed in your garden.

Basil leaves can be harvested as soon as the plant has reached a height of around 6 inches. Pinch off the top leaves regularly to encourage the plant to bush out and produce more foliage. Avoid over-harvesting and leave at least one-third of the plant intact to ensure continued growth and productivity.

Our USDA-Certified Organic herbs come potted in quality soil and ready to plant!

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Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will send you a free one-time replacement, with a nominal shipping fee of $9.99. If the item in question is not available, we can issue a one-time credit to your account equaling the original product purchase price or issue you a refund. Read more about our warranty policy.


Bloom Color Pink, White
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.5
Years to Bear 1
Zone Range 9 - 11

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 9 - 11
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


Pollination is not required for this variety.

This variety does not require pollination to produce a harvestable crop.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow herbs in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.


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