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Basil 'Amethyst'
Basil 'Amethyst'
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Our Price: $5.95
ZONE: Annual
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
SIZE: 16"H x 10"S
BLOOM: Pink, Late Spring- Early Fall
POT SIZE: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.

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Amethyst Basil Plants

Ocimum basilicum

Basil 'Amethyst' is a dark purple, almost black, version of the dark green, Genovese' Basil. Grown for its ornamental qualities, 'Amethyst' brings a beautiful contrast to any garden and looks great in a container or decorative pot. This herb's aromatic leaves bruise easily, so when harvesting, pick carefully.

Medicinally, Basil is known to soothe upset stomachs and makes a refreshing hot or iced tea.

Purple Basil Plants

Amethyst basil is a great culinary companion and substitute for sweeter varieties of Basil, 'Amethyst' makes a great seasoning for pastas, pizzas, and sauces as well as eaten raw with olive oil, mozzarella cheese and tomatoes. Try using its beautiful deep purple leaves for garnishes, too! Because 'Amethyst' is not cold tolerant in temperatures below fifty degrees, grow this Basil indoors throughout the winter and you can cook with it year round!

A wonderful natural pest deterrent for aphids, mosquitoes and more, Basil also makes a great companion plant for many vegetable crops. Read Briscoe's Tips for more information on growing and using this dynamic herb!

Features
Zones: Annual

Size: 16"H x 10"S

Light: Full Sun

Bloom: Pink, Late Spring - Early Fall

Uses: This unique strain of basil produces gorgeous dark foliage and edible pink flowers. Our favorite culinary purple basil plant in our greenhouse, Amethyst is absolutely delicious and known to soothe a sour stomach.

Tips: Cold resistant, but not impervious. Make sure to plant Amethyst once night temperatures are fifty degrees or above. If you have problems with black spots forming on the leaves, watering with cold water may be to blame.

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

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Hummingbirds Love it! September 11, 2017
Reviewer: Betty from San Diego, CA United States  
I planted this in a large pot with some other green basil, both grew well, though I would like to re-plant the amethyst one as it seems to need less sun. I love this plant though, because when it started to flower its pretty pink blooms, I started getting multiple hummingbirds daily!

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Basil Amethyst May 31, 2017
Reviewer: Roxanne Saunders from Hampstead, NC United States  
All plants arrived healthy, as far as I could tell and in a timely manner
I followed the instructions giving for receiving and repotting.  I gave one (received 2) to my daughter for mothers day (from her son), and kept one.  Both died in a matter of days. I also received 2 other plants which are alive and well!  I reported the problem and was told I would be given credit for those on my next order and there will be a next order.  The customer service was great and the plant selection is unbelievable!  So glad I found this site. # if this happens to you remember to take pictures of the problem I wish I  had.

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Beautiful! April 24, 2017
Reviewer: Laurie Byrne from Warrenton, VA United States  
LOVE LOVE LOVE this plant. It has amazing flavor in cooking and is beautiful to look at. I have found it difficult to find this variety in the past. So thrilled to get healthy beautiful plants from The Growers Exchange!

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