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With their lovely, purple stems and purple-veined leaves on a shiny, dark green background, Thai basil plants are grown not only for their culinary uses but also as a small perennial landscape shrub. It’s a favorite of mine to use in pollinator gardens for some color variation. Most of our desert flowers are yellow and a pop of blue/purple is appreciated. A bee and butterfly favorite. Thai basil is a member of the mint family making it generally rabbit resistant as an added bonus.

Thai Basil (Ocimum basilicum spp thyrsiflora)