(Ocimum basilicum) Also known as Mexican basil. Attractive, pollinator-friendly plants feature lovely deep purple stems topped with purple and pink flowers. Fragrant, purple-tinged leaves have a mild flavor and can be substituted for standard basils in recipes. 85 days to maturity. Approx. 250 seeds per packet.
CULTURE: After danger of frost has passed, sow seeds 1" apart, 1/4" deep in rows 18-24" apart. Under ideal conditions, germination will occur in 5-10 days. After germination, thin to one plant every 4-8"