Basil - Dark Opal
Ocimum Basilicum v Purpureum
The deep purple glossy leaves have a metallic green undertone or sheen in bright light of Opal basil are egg-shaped and sparsely toothed along the edges.
The purple leaves get darker as the basil plant matures.
The basil variety has a stronger spicy, anise flavour than the common green sweet basil.
This variety grow up to a height of around 45cm and a spread of 40cm.