Basil, red-leaved Ocimum basilicum red-leaved

basil, red-leaved


O. basilicum red-leaved has deep purple stems and leaves, purple and white flowers with deep purple bracts, and grows to around 45cm

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      basil, red-leaved

    • Common names

      Ocimum basilicum 'Basilico Rosso'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    Pinch out flowerheads as they appear to ensure continued leaf growth. Cut back after flowering

  • bambooSoil

    Sand, SoilLoam

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed sown in gentle heat in early spring or sown in-situ in summer

  • insectPests

    Can get leafhoppers and aphids; slugs and snails can be problematic

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by powdery mildews