This Genovese-type, Italian Large Leaf basil has a stronger flavor than sweet basil and with reddish-purple leaves, creating a unique look in salads. An All-America Selections Winner, Red Rubin performs well in the garden and in patio containers with the perfect combination of ornamental appeal and intense, spicy flavor. Flat, 3″ long leaves stand out horizontally, and are a copper-tinged purple color. Ht. 18-24″. Use the edible flowers in any recipe that calls for basil, or to garnish drinks, salads, soups, pasta, and desserts.