‘Amethyst Improved'

Photo by Johnny's Selected Seeds

Flavor, flare and a robust plant?! Yep! This purple-leafed, genovese-type basil, with striking purple flowers, is a delight in both the garden and the kitchen. True basil flavor dressed in purple will put a fun twist on classic dishes. Just imagine it, a caprese salad with a lovely orange or yellow tomato topped with a brilliant purple leaf! A real stunner! Basil does best with consistent moisture, just make sure to water the soil and not the leaves to avoid mildew or burning. Pinch flowers to keep those tender leaves coming all spring and summer long. This handsome selection has proven to be more cold-hardy than his Genovese-type friends and slower to bolt too. The perfect addition to any garden. 
74 days to maturity.


Full Sun
Avg. Water

Annual Edible
USDA zones all