This British bred herb is perfectly suited to the UK climate. Basil ‘Pesto’ is as attractive as it is useful. Its aromatic, glossy green foliage is flushed with purple and supported on purple stems. The pale pink flowers contrast beautifully, attracting bees and other pollinating insects. As the name suggest, this variety has a strong flavour that is well suited to making pesto, as well as flavouring sauces and many other culinary dishes. Grow it in containers outside the kitchen door for a constant supply of tasty basil leaves throughout the summer. Height and spread: 30cm (12").