Osmin purple basil

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Basil Osmin Purple
Species Ocimum basilicum
Cultivar Osmin Purple

Osmin purple basil is a cultivar of Ocimum basilicum (sweet basil) with dark purple leaves. It is distinguished from other purple basil varieties by smaller, darker leaves.[1] It has the darkest leaves of any purple basil variety.[2] The plant averages a height of 20 inches (51 cm) and is grown in sunny or partially sunny environments.[2][3]

It is a flower.


  1. ^ "Basil, Osmin Purple". Garden Medicinals. Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Herb Plant Portrait: Osmin Purple Basil". The Gardener's Resource. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  3. ^ "Basil Purple Osmin". Cook With Herbs, LLC. Retrieved 2011-04-08.