|'Mini Purpurascens Wellsweep' basil is a compact cultivar with a mound like form and purple foliage ideal for container gardening. The height is 6-8" and the spread is 10-12".
Bushy plant with ovate, glossy, purple leaves often with a toothed edge to 2" long. Flowers grown on spikes should be removed as they take too much energy away from the plant. Used for cooking, especially Italian and Thai dishes. Seeds may be sown in early spring or transplants set out after last frost. Full sun and regular waterings a must for full, healthy crop.