Ocimum citriodorum 'Pesto Perpetuo'


Tips for Homeowners:

Water when dry and feed every 2-4 weeks with a high nitrogen fertilizer. 

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Popular basil for using as an herb and for enjoying in the ornamental garden.

  • Variegated light green and white foliage
  • Used for both ornamental and culinary
  • Flavorful, spicy taste

Basil can be grown indoors for easy access or in the herb or vegetable garden.

Height: 2-3 ft
Spread: 1-2 ft
Zone: 9-11
Color: Green, Non-Flowering, White

Interesting Notes about Basil:

Since this basil does not produce flowers it will put on flavorful leaves all season.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Great Foliage
  • Container
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Fragrant
  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Mass Planting
  • Garden
  • Border or Bed
  • Edible

Foliage Color:

  • White
  • Variegated
  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water