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Basil 'Purple Ball'

Ocimum basillicum | Common Basil, Sweet Basil

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?

Tiny deep purple leaves born on globular-shaped plants

Performs well under sunny warm conditions and is drought resistant

No need to pinch

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Basil ‘Purple Ball’ is so ornamental, it can even be used as a foliage filler alongside brightly coloured bedding in a container or window box. A Greek-style variety, it bears small, highly flavoured, purple leaves which naturally grow into a dense ball. Wonderful for edging veg beds or as a decorative addition to the kitchen window sill, this clove-flavoured culinary herb is indispensable for tomato-based dishes. Height and spread: 30cm (12”).

Height Up to 30cm (12in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Half-hardy Annual

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full sun

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1 Packet (15 Seeds) (KC9384)

When all risk of frost has passed, harden basil plants off before planting out in a sheltered sunny position in well drained, fertile sandy soil; or potting into patio containers, window boxes, or windowsill pots indoors. Water moderately taking care to avoid splashing the leaves. Harvest basil leaves regularly when required to promote fresh new growth and pinch out any flowers that appear to prolong the harvest period. Culinary note: Basil can be dried or frozen for using later on, or added to oils and vinegars for extra flavour.

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