Hybrid. You'll be drawn to this silvery-purple basil again and again. Glossy dense masses of large, dark magenta leaves exude a beguiling basil fragrance, enticing your creative spirit. Use it as a garnish; in pesto (combine with green basil for brighter color); in sauces, stews and roasts; or as an exotic addition to floral arrangements. A garden attention-getter, each plant is full and round, 10-12" tall, 8-10" across, with showy spikes of light purple blooms.