Ocimum basilicum 'Purple Ruffles'
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Ocimum basilicum 'Purple Ruffles'


  family lamiaceae 
  genus ocimum 

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Genus  Ocimum Species  basilicum Variety  Cultivar  Purple Ruffles Common names  basil Family  LAMIACEAE Specimen number  S11135 Data source  HtZn p147
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  6" - 3' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Organic Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 09a-11 AHS heat zones  Heat zones 10-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  This somewhat tender plant can only survive cold winter nights that dip to 20 Fahrenheit. Ocimum basilicum 'Purple Ruffles' needs summer days with high heat. The best soil for Basil has a texture that is organic. Full sun is ideal for this plant. It prefers well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Ocimum basilicum 'Purple Ruffles' is most often used cooked.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  various strong scents Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Cooked Nutritional value  Edible parts  Leaves Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Ocimum basilicum 'Purple Ruffles' has an annual life cycle.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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