Ocimum basilicum Pesto Perpetuo (PP16260)

Basil Pesto Perpetuo is a stunning cultivar that can be described as a tropical perennial, acting as a perennial in an environment that does not frost, or as an annual when planted outside during cold temperatures. The foliage is distinctively fragrant and is known for it’s culinary uses when crushed. Small, pinkish flowers bloom from beautiful red bracts typically during it’s second year. If obtained in a habit that does experience frost, ‘Pesto Perpetuo’ may be brought inside under a sunny window until the weather permits replanting outside.

Hardy to Zones: 9-11



  • Leaves can be harvested until replanting in the spring
  • More fragrant than most other basils
  • Holds a columnar form through autumn
  • Farm to table herbs



Flower Color: White, pinkish
Foliage: Green, cream
Type: Annual herb
Habit: Columnar, upright
Height: 20-24″
Width: 16-20″
Flower Timing: Spring to fall
Heat Tolerance: Full sun to part shade
Patented: Open
Uses: Containers, landscape, herb garden

Additional information



Flower Type

Annual, Herbs