Organic Basil Dark Opal

As low as €3,90 per package

  • Delicious sweet peppery flavour with hints of liquorice
  • Glossy dark purple to black leaves with pink flowers
  • Repels mosquitos and flies, attracts bees and butterflies
  • 0.5g per pack (enough to plant 7 square meters)
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Organic Basil Dark Opal
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Basil Dark Opal, with slightly glossy purple black leaves and contrasting pink flowers, is grown for its beauty just as much as for its taste. Leaves have a sweet peppery liquorice flavour. Deliciously aromatic on the plant, basil naturally deters mosquitoes and flies while attracting butterflies, bees and beneficial insects

How to grow Basil from seeds

Sow seed indoors in a greenhouse or on a warm windowsill, and don't move plants outside until summer. Or, plant outside when temperatures are 18 C or warmer.

Basil Dark Opal likes a light, well-draining soil with some well-composted material. Cover seed lightly with fine soil and keep moist during germination. When the seedlings are about 5cm tall, thin or transplant and set plants outside when it is warm and after all danger of frost.

Harvest leaves regularly and remove flowers to concentrate the plant's energy on leaf production

Fast Facts

Article number:
Botanical Name:
Ocimum basilicum var. purpureum
Common Name:
Days to germinate:
7-21 days
Days to maturity:
Approximately 60 days
Flowering time:
June and July
Hardiness and Longevity:
Up To 60cm
Ideal For:
Kitchen Garden, Cottage Gardens and Wildlife Gardens
Up To 60cm
Full sun

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