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Mini Purple Basil Herb Plant

  • - Spacing: 12 inches
  • - Days to Harvest: 25
  • - A very sweet variety
  • - Each Quart Pot contains 2 Mini Purple Basil Herb Plant
Plant Features

Mini Purple Basil (Ocimum basilicum 'Mini Purple') is a stunning and versatile annual herb that combines culinary usefulness with ornamental appeal. This compact variety grows to a height of 8-10 inches and spreads 4-8 inches wide, making it ideal for small gardens, containers, and mixed herb plantings. Its striking purple-hued foliage, featuring small, dark green leaves, provides a beautiful contrast to other green herbs. In mid to late summer, the plant produces delicate pinkish-lavender flowers, adding to its visual charm.

This basil variety thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers warm, slightly moist soil enriched with compost. It's heat-loving and deer-tolerant, making it a resilient choice for various garden settings. Mini Purple Basil offers a sweet fragrance and a spicy flavor similar to sweet basil, making it versatile in the kitchen. Use its leaves and flowers in salads, spreads, and as an interesting garnish. The plant's compact habit and purple leaves also make it an attractive addition to mixed pots and bouquets.

To maintain healthy growth, regular pruning is recommended. This practice, including the removal of flower stalks, encourages new leaf growth, promotes branching, and extends the harvesting season. Mini Purple Basil is not only a treat for the eyes and palate but also attracts beneficial pollinators like butterflies and bees to your garden. Whether you're an experienced chef, a gardening enthusiast, or simply looking to add a pop of color to your outdoor space, Mini Purple Basil is an excellent choice that combines beauty, flavor, and practicality in one compact package.

Basil Companion Plants: Peppers, Carrots, Chives

Our Mini Purple Basil Herb Plants are grown with a commitment to natural methods, ensuring they're healthy and robust. Guaranteed to arrive alive and thriving!

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Watering Needs Consistently moist, but not waterlogged
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Sandy soil
Fertilizer Every 3-4 weeks
Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
When to harvest When individual leaves are the desired size
Production Time Multiply Pickings
Habit Upright
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Purple/Green
Attracts Bees, Beneficial Insects, Butterflies
Features Fragrant
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Container Garden, Cottage Garden, English Garden, Indoor Garden, Pollinator Garden, Therapeutic Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Edible, Healing and Medicinal, Natural Pest Control
Disease Resistance Downy Mildew (DM), Fusarium Wilt of Basil (FW)
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Open-Pollinated