Here’s another cool plant at the University of Tennessee Research Center in Jackson. It’s a basil with highly ruffled, crinkled leaves (Ocimum basilicum ‘Green Ruffles’, annual). Compared to the standard basil you’ll find in 6-packs in the garden center, it’s highly ornamental (though the pesto potential of a stand of regular basil makes it exceptionally beautiful to me. Come to think of it, regular basil is gorgeous, too. Oh, you know what I mean.) Burpee’s got seeds. Go get ’em!
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