Purple Ball

Ocimum Basilicum

Ocimum basilicum Basil Purple Ball has a globular plant habit. This very aromatic annual has tiny deep purple leaves which are born densely on globular-shaped plants. No need to pinch. The tubular flowers are late to appear and add extra color to the plant. Purple Ball performs very well under sunny and warm weather conditions and is drought resistant. The eye-catching purple foliage with some green accents is stunning filler for window boxes, mixed containers and borders. Plant height 25-30 cm/10-12 in., diameter 25-35 cm/ 10-14 in. and spread 30 cm/12 in. Purple Ball is a Fleuroselect Gold Medal award winning variety bred by Dr Zoltan Kovacs from the NARIC Fruitculture Institute, Budapest.

Hem Genetics is appointed by NARIC as the exclusive producer and wholesale distributor for Basil Purple Ball.


  • Tidy deep purple-maroon colored basil with excellent flavor

  • Ideal for use in the herb garden and also as an accent plant

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Details:

Life cycle: herb/annual
Use: ornamental and culinary tomatoes or tomato sauce, also for meats, fish and vegetables
Height in pot: 25 cm (10 in.)
Garden height: 25-30 cm (10-12 in.)
Garden spread: 25-30 cm (10-12 in.)
Seed count: 600 S/gr (16.800 S/oz)
Seed form: normal
Germination rate: 85%

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