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Basil Interesting Notes:

- Basil is native to Iran, India and tropical regions of Asia where it has been cultivated for over 5,000 years.

- Basil comes from the Greek word basileus or 'king' because it is believed to have grown on the spot where St. Constantine and Helen discovered the Holy Cross.

- Research has shown that basil is toxic to mosquitoes and has antioxidant, anticancer, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties.

-from Wikipedia

Basil Ocimum x citriodorum 'Pesto Perpetuo'

Basil


Basil Grower Tips:

Basil plants can not tolerate frost and may be damaged by cold temperatures.

Once a basil stem produces flowers, it stops foliage production. Keep plants pinched to encourage growth and prevent from flowering.

Culinary herb for gardens and containers. Excellent for adding flavor to soups, sauces, fish and meat dishes. Use leaves fresh, or dry and keep in an airtight container. Wash fruits, vegetables and herbs thoroughly before eating.

Height:

36-48 in

Color:

Non-Flowering

Spread:

15 in

Hardiness Zone:

9-11

 

An attractive annual herb with very fragrant, dark purple leaves. Pink flowers appear in late summer, complementing the rich hue of the foliage. Both the leaves and flowers make a delightful garnish on the dinner plate.

 

Characteristics & Attributes for Basil Ocimum x citriodorum 'Pesto Perpetuo'

Exposure
Full Sun
Attributes
Fragrant
Culinary
Cut Flower/Foliage
Great Foliage
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Uses
Containers
Bedding Plant