Herb Basil (Lettuce Leaved) Sally

A super-sized basil with purple leaves! Basil ‘Sally’ makes a lovely ornamental variety for the ‘Potager’, herb garden or summer containers. A large ‘lettuce-leaved’ variety sporting softly crinkled leaves flushed with dark purple it looks great combined with hot-coloured annuals such as Calendula. Add the big leaves of ‘Sally’ to sliced tomatoes and sprinkle with the calendula petals to create a tasty and colourful summer salad. The leaves have the same soft texture and intense, clove-like flavour as their smaller cousins but their large size makes them perfect for wrapping meat, fish or veg before barbecuing or roasting. 

Sow in a propagator on a windowsill or thinly in pots or trays in a greenhouse at approx 10-15C using a good quality compost. Cover seeds with 0.5cm compost. (Germination 14-21 days). Grow on, planting out when the frost risk has passed 20-25cm apart. Can also be sown thinly direct outside at a depth of 0.5cm. Grows best in well-drained soil in a sunny position of in the greenhouse. Remove flowers to prolong leaf harvest.
Approximately 150 seeds

Height: 45cm

Spread: 30cm

Sow: February- June

Harvest: June – October

Flowering Time: July – August

Hardiness/longevity: Half Hardy Annual


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