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‘Pesto Perpetuo’ basil

Ocimum × citriodorum 'Pesto Perpetuo'

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‘Pesto Perpetuo’ basil not only produces copious amounts of leaves for cooking but also is easy on the eye. It has creamy white variegated leaves and a columnar habit. It does not flower, so nothing will detract from the foliage.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsVariegated foliage; does not bloom.

CareGrow in full sun and well-drained soil. Pinch back to encourage bushiness.

ProblemsJapanese beetles.

  • Genus : Ocimum
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 11, 9
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Uses : Containers
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Foliage, Showy Foliage
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Plant Type : Herbs
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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