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    Up to 80 days. Large, glossy, dark purple-bronze leaves make this herb very ornamental as well as flavorful. Attractive as border for yellow or gold flowers.

    Dark Opal Basil Herb Garden Seeds

    Ocimum basilicum

    Dark Opal Basil was developed at the University of Connecticut in the 1950's and is known for application in decorating and in cooking. This herb is often used in many recipes for its familiar licorice flavor, and the leaves are used to dress up the plate.

    • Height - 12 to 18 inches
    • Spacing - 4 to 8 inches
    • Spread - 1 1/2 to 3 inches

    Dark Opal Basil may adorn small pink blossoms, which adds nice color to your flower or vegetable garden. May be also grown and harvested as a microgreen. Contains Vitamins A, K, and C as well as iron and potassium. Green Fact: Many cultures have regarded Basil as a symbol for love.

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