Magical Michael basil is a cultivar of Ocimum basilicum (sweet basil). The plants reliably grown to 38cm (15in) tall and 40-43cm (16-17in) wide. This degree of uniformity is unusual in basil varieties. The flowers of the plant are also unusual, with purple calyxes and white corollas. The flavor is similar to sweet basil. Magical Michael is a past winner of the All-American Selection award.