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Ocimum basilicum 'Pesto Perpetuo'


Basils are one of the most popular herbs used fresh or dried in a wide variety of dishes. Bushy upright plants have aromatic, shiny foliage in a variety of shapes, colours and flavours. Each year we carry 10-15 different basils. Plant in a warm, well-drained site. Remove flower heads promptly to keep the plant producing foliage. Can be grown indoors on a windowsill. Though enticing, don't grow basils outside until around May 15 as soils and night time temperatures will be too low.

Common Name: Basil

Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)

Zone Hardiness: 9-11

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Annual

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin:

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