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Basil 'Dark Opal' Seeds

Deliciously beautiful basil is at home in herb and flower gardens.

Availability: In stock

$2.95
All orders are hand-packaged and may take UP TO TWO weeks to arrive.
Thank you for your patience during this time.

Details

Dark purple-bronze foliage, with green streaks and rosy-lavender flowers make this basil at home in both herb and flower gardens.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Ocimum basilicum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 6 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 12 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds Surface Sow; press seeds gently into the soil to make good contact, but do not cover with any additional soil; these seeds require light to germinate
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
Plant Spacing 12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Violet/Lavender
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic), 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 80-90
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 50