Basil – Pesto Perpetuo
Ocimum basilicum 'Citriodorum'

Zone: Not hardy; grow as an annual
Height: 14-18"

General: Exciting new basil variety that sports aromatic, light green leaves edged with wide creamy margins. Unsurprisingly, it'd make a great pesto. It's variegated leaves are nice ornamentally but, it doesn't flower. This allows it to produce even more tasty leaves for culinary use.

Culinary Uses: When crushed the leaves have the distinct smell of basil with a hint of lemon and they hold their color when cooked.

Ornamental Uses: This basil has cream colored variegation on the leaves and does not flower but does grow in upright columns.

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