Purple Basil Plant- "Ocimum Basilicum''- PICK UP in San Clemente or custom coordinated location

Purple Basil Plant- "Ocimum Basilicum''- PICK UP in San Clemente or custom coordinated location

10.00

***THIS IS PRE-ORDER FOR PLANT PICK UP in San Clemente or other coordinated pick up spot- message me at liz@thedogwooddyer.com to coordainte***

Purple Basil leaves bring many possibilities of color including shades of purple, green, and the dreamiest slatey blues from the edible herb’s dark purple leaves. Purple Basil contains a dye component in the anthocyanin family of plant dyes allowing it a flexibility and playful nature as many other dyestuffs in this family like red cabbage, red rose, many edible berries, and red onion skins. This plant is pH sensitive and the color results on cloth vary depending on water character. It is not the most fast of dyes because of the fugitive nature of anthocyanin, but the colors are nonetheless fun to play with. I prefer to use the leaves fresh to make dye baths and I especially love making solar dye jars with purple basil (an awesome slow craft project for kids, or the no fuss, color loving adult dyer as well :)

***THIS IS PRE-ORDER FOR PLANT PICK UP in San Clemente or other coordinated pick up spot- message me at liz@thedogwooddyer.com to coordainte***

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