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Basil 'Pesto Perpetuo'

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 8:50 PM
Ocimum x citriodorum  PP: 16260 Basil 'Pesto Perpetuo'

  • Height:  18 - 48" tall, space 12 - 14 inches apart
  • Hardiness:  USDA hardiness zones 9 - 11
  • Uses:  Beds & Borders, Containers, Edible Plant

'Pesto Perpetuo' is a non-blooming, variegated basil that is both edible and ornamental.  It's narrow, columnar growth habit and variegated foliage make it highly desirable as an accent plant for container gardens.  It has good flavor and holds its color when cooked.
2011 Best of the Best (multiyear award) Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden, 2010 Plant of the Month Dallas Arboretum,  2009 Prairie Star Kansas State University

Other images:  courtesy of Proven Winners

Categories: Edibles