Our Favorite Basil Varieties

The most versatile herb to complement fresh, light food in the heat and heart of the summer.

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Cardinal
Photo: John Autry

Cardinal Basil

This plant sports gorgeous, glossy green leaves and thick purple stems. It has a heavy, strong licorice flavor—a little goes a long way.

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