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Ocimum basilicum var. purpureum , A unique Dark Purple Red variety, with large deep purple pointed leaves that are smooth, flat & large, about (1”) long & grow profusely with a sweet flavour. An attractive addition to the garden as an upright bushy plant to about 12 inches with a host of tiny purple flowers in summer. Makes a colourful alternative to the common green basil in a wide range of dishes, including salads, pasta, pizza and tomato dishes, or in the garden as a companion plant to repel aphids & mites. Treat as an annual, not hardy. , Seed Count Approx - 270 avg,.......... Seeds sent outside the United Kingdom may incur Higher Shipping / Handling Charges