Purple-red basil with a similar flavour to the green basil ‘sweet Genovese’ but very slightly milder. Makes a great pesto, garnish and colour compliment in a green salad. Well-known companion plant for tomatoes - repels pests and said to sweeten the tomato fruits. Full sun. Keep evenly moist. Cut back developing flowers to encourage leaf growth, or allow flowers to develop to attract bees. $3.70 for punnet of 6 small seedlings or $3.50 for 9cm pot with one large plant.