Purple Ribbon’s silvery-gray, drought tolerant foliage is crowned with plump oblong purple flower bracts with a bright top knot of lavender petals. Both the foliage and flowers of these tough plants from the Mediterranean have a spicy pine fragrance. Purple Ribbons takes unrelenting sun and heat. It performs well in both dry, hot landscapes and milder-climate cottage gardens. In cold winter areas, use Purple Ribbons as a handsome, aromatic container plant.
Our latest Italian import has been carefully bred for clean, bright basil flavor, an elegant compact shape and good disease resistance. Fancy European greengrocers offer pots of dense, leafy Profumo di Genova at the front of their market stalls so cooking gardeners can take it home and and enjoy a regular supply of its spicy fragrant leaves. Grow this luscious basil in your own garden this season for abundant harvests of delicious leaves.