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Ocimum basilicum 'Pesto Perpetuo'
Common Name: Basil Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)

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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.

ClassAnnual  Primary Bloom ColourPurple 
TypeTender  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone9-11  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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