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Basil, Dark Opal, annual herb. Height 1-1 1/2'.

Basil Dark Opal

SKU: 50
  • 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.

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