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Basil 'Sacred Purple' Seeds

Dark green leaves tinted with purple.

Availability: In stock

$2.95
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Details

‘Sacred Purple’ features dark green leaves tinted with purple. It has a sweet basil flavor that is excellent in sweet dishes. Use the leaves in salads, cooking, or for drying.

This basil variety is also great for headaches and colds. Place the fresh leaves in a pot of boiled water and breathe in the vapor. It will clear sinuses and is good for headache relief. 

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

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Ocimum sanctum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 6 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 14 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
Growing Height 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Purple
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Foliage Aromatic, Grown for Foliage
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
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, Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seeds Per Pack 50