We are pretty lucky to have urban trail gardens a 1/2 block from us. We made our 4th or so trip there this weekend and got some pretty darn cool stuff. Two types of basil, one the purple pictured above, and one that was called lemon basil.
The purple has amazing aroma. According to the internets, it is more potent than the regular green. The lemon one is freaky. It smells exactly like lemon basil, who would of thunk?
We have a basil plant in the house that is huge and old. It gets used a bunch. We also picked up a few other herbs we are gonna mess with. Joy.