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The Seed Savers Exchange - (O. basilicum) Beautiful lilac flowers with dark red stems. Excellent contrast with green basil. Spectacular as a garnish, in salads, or for adding color to basil vinegar. Very uniform, all purple Italian strain. Annual.
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when soil is warm and the temperature does not drop below 65°F. Can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before planting out. Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies. Pinch back flower stalks as they appear to keep plants from bolting. Prefers rich well-drained soil.
Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep
Germination: 5-30 Days
Plant Outdoors Thin: 4-6" Apart
Light: Full Sun
Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
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