- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 10 - 24 Inches
- Mature Spread 10 - 12 Inches
- Growing Zones 8 - 9
Dolce Fresca Basil is a full and lush plant that makes a lovely addition to a garden. Large, green, oval leaves grow from branched stems. The leaves can be harvested anytime and have a sweet and tender taste. Small, white flowers bloom on mature plants but these should be pinched back to redirect energy into the foliage. Also known as Ocimum 'Dolce Fresca', this basil plant has a mounded, upright growth habit.
Dolce Fresca Basil Plant Care
Plant Dolce Fresca Basil in the spring after there is no longer a chance of frost. Space plants about 12 to 14 inches apart so air can circulate around the foliage. Plant this herb in full sun in well-drained soil.
Growing Dolce Fresca Basil Plant
Mature plants reach up to 24 inches tall and up to one foot wide. The leaves can be picked and used fresh or dried at any time. Plants grown indoors should be positioned near a sunny window and may not grow as large.
The Dolce Fresca Basil Plant is an excellent container plant. Select a pot that is at least 10 inches in diameter and has drainage holes. Plants in containers need water daily or when the top couple inches of soil are dry.
Watering Dolce Fresca Basil Plant
This plant has average water needs and will need a drink every couple of days. Plants that receive afternoon sun may need water daily.
Feeding Dolce Fresca Basil Plant
The Dolce Fresca Basil Plant is a vigorous grower, but applying a balanced fertilizer every few weeks will support abundant growth. Routine feeding will maintain a full plant and support new foliage.
Dolce Fresca Basil Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 - 9|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 10 - 24 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 10 - 12 Inches|
|Spacing: 10 - 12 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies|
|Uses: Borders, Containers|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Sarah's Superb Herbs|
|Common Name: Dolce Fresca Basil Plant|
|Other Name(s): Dolce Fresca Basil|
|Scientific Name: Ocimum 'Dolce Fresca' - Green Basil|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.