Audrey's Plantmania

An Annapolis gardener sharing her bounty at bargain prices

Purple ruffles ornamental basil May 3, 2012

Filed under: Annuals,Fall Interest,Foliage interest,Summer Interest,Vegetables and Herbs — annapolisplants @ 5:21 pm


Growing here alongside chard and Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’ is the beautiful purple ruffles basil.  I call it ornamental but my mom swears it is used in Thai cooking as well.  Either way, this plant lends fabulous foliage contrast and texture to your beds.  It is an annual but drops seed so you will likely have volunteers each year.   Likes full to part sun for best purple color.



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