Basil, Dark Opal, annual herb. Height 1-1 1/2'.
Basil Dark Opal
The purple foliage and pink flowers of this herb make it a useful ornamental for flower gardens. The dark purple color makes this a useful accent plant in borders, vegetable gardens and pots. May also be used for cooking in soups and stews.
For all year use, dry the leaves and store in a tightly sealed container.
Gather leaves just before the flower buds begin to open and before the deat of day begins to decrease the fragrant oil in the leaves. Dry in a shaded, warm place. Turn leaves daily. When dry, crumble leaves and remove stems.