Basil- Dark Opal

Ocimum basilicum

Rated 5/5 based on 2 reviews.

Standard seed packet, 110 seeds

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Basil- Dark Opal

Ocimum basilicum


  • Annual 70cm
  • Culinary herb
  • Attractive dark purple foliage


Aromatic annual growing to 70cm. Very attractive variety with dark purple slightly crinkled leaves. Good for adding extra colour to salads, rice dishes and basil vinegar. Can be grown in containers. Can be used fresh or dried.


How to sow and grow:

Method: Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth: 2mm
When: Spring and summer
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil
Plant Spacing: 30cm
Hardiness: Frost tender
Plant Height: 70cm
Care: Pick regularly to encourage more growth. Keep well watered. Remove flower buds as soon as they appear for continued leaf growth. Protect from aphids, slugs and snails.

(Product number: C2-02)
Seeds per gram: 820 seeds


SKU C2-02
Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 110 seeds
Seeds per gram: 820
Photo credits:

Photo by quinn.anya / CC BY-SA 2.0

Photo by quinn.anya / CC BY-SA 2.0

Photo by Gillian Vance

excellent - mild tasting

By: on 23 March 2016
This has grown very well in my tropical garden and is a nice addition to the more pungent green basil. Some of it seems to be mottled purple and green, very pretty in salads.
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Tastes good, looks better

By: on 23 March 2016
Ive heard of this variety for a long time but never tried it. Im glad I finally got to it because it tastes just as good as normal basil but looks better. Looks great on the plate too :)
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