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  • Basil ‘Pesto Perpetuo’ Quart
  • Basil ‘Pesto Perpetuo’ Quart
  • Basil ‘Pesto Perpetuo’ Quart

Basil ‘Pesto Perpetuo’ Quart

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A variegated basil that is valued as much for its ornamental properties as its culinary uses. Pinch tips often to encourage bushiness.

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Food-minded gardeners often overlook using herbs in ornamental gardens, container planters, and hanging baskets, and that's a shame, because so many of them are as attractive as they are tasty. Consider 'Pesto Perpetuo' basil as a small annual subshrub with white-edged green leaves. The more you pinch the shoots, the bushier it gets, forming an upright mound, one to two feet tall and about 18 inches wide. Planted with nasturtiums or marigolds, you'll have a a colorful, edible display that will last all summer. Sometimes, flavor is sacrificed for looks, but that's not the case with 'Pesto Perpetuo' basil. It is frost tender, so be sure to harvest all the leaves prior to the first fall frost.

Common Name 'Pesto Perpetuo' Basil
Culinary Uses Use fresh leaves for best flavor in sauces, soups, stir-fries
Harvest Time Pinch tips as needed. Harvest entire plant before first fall freeze.
Mature Size 12" - 24" tall, 18" wide
Growth Rate Fast
Cold Hardiness Frost sensitive annual
Light Sun to partial sun
Structure Upright mound
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