Basil - Purple Ruffles is a beautiful form of basil that
grows about 1 1/2 feet high and has ruffled jagged leaves.
The scent and flavor are slightly different from sweet basil
with more licorice and cinnamon flavor.
Purple Ruffles Basil can grow in shadier areas than sweet
basil but still needs about 3 hours of sun per day. It can
be difficult to find the perfect spot for this plant because
it can be finicky if it gets too hot or too wet or too cool
or too dry. It has beautiful lavender pink flowers which
are edible also. This basil is annual like sweet basil so
the flowers must be pinched off to keep leaf production
going. This can be a challenge to grow but it rewards the
hard work with the best basil flavor and amazing color.