Basil Purple Ruffles is probably the prettiest of basils, if not of all herbs.
With handsome dark purple-black fringed leaves that are heavily ruffled and fringed, it produces spikes of large and showy, pinkish-purple flowers. While it deserves a place in your kitchen garden, it also makes an excellent contrasting plant in a border.
Tempting though it is to leave and admire your Basil Purple Ruffles, one taste will have you tearing the leaves of by the armful. More complex than other basils, you will find tones of anise (liquorice), cinnamon and perhaps even citrus. The colourful leaves are full of flavour, aromatic when crushed and are especially fine for herb vinegars and for garnishing.
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