Purple basils have all the culinary applications of the green basils, lending the familiar basil flavor to sauces and pesto as well as a bit of pizzazz with their color. The varying shades of purple basil plants also make them an attractive bedding ornamental, and useful as a fragrant filler in floral arrangements.
Fast growing red basil.
Fast-growing red basil.
Large ruffled leaves; attractive variety for garnishes and ornamentals.
Large ruffled leaves make attractive garnishes.