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'Pesto Perpetuo' Basil Ocimum x citriodorum

  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 18 - 48 Inches
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'Pesto Perpetuo' Basil Ocimum x citriodorum
Sun 18 - 48

Features

A great non-blooming Basil that is good for culinary and ornamental uses

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Fragrant Foliage
Foliage Interest
Heat Tolerant

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
18 - 48 Inches
Spacing: 
12 - 14 Inches
Foliage Shade: 
Variegated
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardiness Zones: 
9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Edible Herb
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Use in large containers and in the landscape

This is the best basil I have ever had, and it was great in a mixed color bowl because of the variegated foliage. It sat on the deck with some petunias and lobelia and was lovely. We cooked with it almost every day, fantastic flavor and the color holds when it is cooked, compared to others I use that turn black.

Fine Gardening Magazine 2008 Trial Garden Recommendation.

'Pesto Perpetuo' Ocimum x citriodorum PP: 16260 Can. PP: 3791
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2011 Best of the Best (multiyear award) Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
2011 Best of the Best (multiyear award) Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
2010 Plant of the Month Dallas Arboretum
2010 Plant of the Month Dallas Arboretum
2010 Plant of the Month Dallas Arboretum
2009 Prairie Star Kansas State University
2009 Prairie Star Kansas State University
2009 Prairie Star Kansas State University
2009 Prairie Star Kansas State University
2009 Prairie Star Kansas State University
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