This Red Velvet Leaf Basil plant produces high yields of deed red-colored leaves that are very aromatic. It will produce continuously all season long, and grows perfect in containers.
Quick Tip Planting Guide:
Depth to Plant
Spacing Between Plants
Days to Germinate (Sprout)
No. of Plants per sq. ft.
|0.25 inches deep||
|after last frost||
Up to 2 feet tall
|Up to 1 feet wide||1|
What is Red Velvet Leaf Basil?
This variety of basil boasts unusual reddish-purple leaves and has a stronger flavor than most other types. It is appealing in salads, and used often as a garnish. It's been known to repel mosquitoes too! You can raise this type of basil indoors in a sunny window or outdoors in areas with warm summers.
Health Benefits of Red Velvet Leaf Basil
Red Velvet Leaf Basil is packed with phyto-nutrients and health benefits. Rub crushed leaves on your skin to repel mosquitoes. It is a potent anti-oxidant with anti-inflammatory properties as well. This basil is an excellent source of iron and has been known to clear the mind and uplift the spirit.
Ways to Consume Red Velvet Leaf Basil
Try Red Velvet Leaf Basil in your favorite salads, fruit jams, sauces, tea or paired with fresh fruit. Garlic flavors pair beautifully with this basil also.
See Basil Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board
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