Red Rubin Basil Overview
Ocimum basilicum var. purpurascens is sometimes known as Ocimum basilicum 'Purpurascens', Ocimum basilicum 'Red Rubin', Red Basil or Purple-Leaved Basil, amongst other names. With its easy-to-grow, large edible reddish-purple leaves and its strong spicy flavour, Red Basil is a must-have for every windowsill and every herb garden. This plant has ornamental appeal due to the striking reddish-purple leaves which add a unique flavour to salads, herbal teas and other dishes. It typically grows to around 70cm in height. Not only is Ocimum basilicum 'Red Rubin' used for their culinary and ornamental appeal, but it also has medicinal properties.