A very fragrant variety, this attractive basil has large, purple, heavily fringed and ruffled leaves. Stunning dark purple/black plant looks great anywhere but prefers a warm, sunny spot. Height 35-45cm. Sow basil seeds from February onwards inside or outside from May, in small pots, or in fine seedbed. Just cover the seeds with fine compost/soil, can be grown inside all year round, germination 10-15 days, keep the soil slightly moist, do not overwater. Transplant outside in June, to a sunny/partly shady position. Plants like slightly dry conditions.