Red rubin basil
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Red rubin basil (Ocimum basilicum "Purpurascens") is an improved variety of Dark opal basil. Like many culinary basils, it is a cultivar of Ocimum basilicum (sweet basil). This basil variety has unusual reddish-purple leaves, and a stronger flavor than sweet basil, making it most appealing for salads and garnishes.
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An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Red Rubin is known for growing with a forb-like habit to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet in imperial).
India is thought to be the country of origin for Red Rubin.
Red Rubin Basil is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.