If for no other reason than that herbs are so green, I love having some purple basil in the garden. It’s very pretty mixed with green basil, fresh or dried, and it has lovely flowers later, too, if you let it bloom later in the year. This year it was hard to find, but I finally got one.
It’s actually a “ruby” basil, but it looks purple enough to me!
My basil is dwarfed right now by the big bushes of oregano, chives, and sage near it, but soon enough it will be filling up that corner of the herb garden. Can’t wait! I love fresh basil.