‘Ararat’ basil is a new introduction. It has a unique appearance with mottled green and purple leaves. The flavor is mild, a classic basil flavor. This versatile basil can be used as a garnish, a filler in fresh bouquets, or a dramatic focal point in ornamental gardens. It is a delicious addition to salads. ‘Ararat’ is 2 feet tall, a very lovely addition to the herb garden.