Purple Basil (Ocimum basilicum 'Purple Delight') in the Basils Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 18-24 inches
Plant Spread: 12-18 inches
Uses: Culinary Herb
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Culinary Herb/Spice
Pollinators: Bees


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Location: Gilbert, AZDate: 2017-08-19
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Location: Gilbert, AZDate: June 2017
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
By vic
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Plant Events from our members
LizDTM On August 5, 2017 Transplanted
Transplanted into raised spiral herb bed.
WKGarden On June 20, 2019 Potted up
WKGarden On June 10, 2019 Maintenance performed
Sprinkled Epson salt on the soil.
WKGarden On June 10, 2019 Miscellaneous Event
Noticed markings on the leaf that may be due to birds. Still investigating.
The thread "What's eating my basil?" in Herbs forum
WKGarden On June 9, 2019 Harvested
Picked a few of the leaves. Mother-in-law used it in her egg plants.
WKGarden On June 5, 2019 Potted up
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Pest Borer - Pest bore hole in Purple basil stem by WKGarden Jun 27, 2019 1:30 PM 0

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