- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 18 - 24 Inches
- Mature Spread 15 - 18 Inches
- Growing Zones 8 - 10
The Red Rubin Basil Plant not only tastes delicious, but with its attractive dark foliage, it is wonderfully ornamental as well. It produces large, purple-red leaves that have a warm and spicy flavor, which are perfect for adding to dishes or making pesto. Ocimum 'Red Rubin', or purple basil as it is commonly known also develops mauve-pink flowers in summer at the top of each stem. Growing to around 2 feet high, it forms a looser habit than its green counterparts and is perfect for a container.
Red Rubin Basil Plant Care
For the best flavor and foliage color, Red Rubin Basil should be grown in a sheltered spot in full sun. It prefers to be planted in a well-drained soil as it will struggle if the soil is allowed to become too wet. As a tender edible, this basil should only be placed outside when the temperature is reliably above 60-65 °F and all risk of frost has gone.
Growing Red Rubin Basil Plant
This Red Rubin Basil wants to receive as much sun as it can get: 6-8 hours a day is what to aim for. Being tender, it should be gradually hardened off before placing it outside; bring it indoors as the temperatures begin to drop in the fall. Its leaves can be harvested throughout the year but taste most flavorsome before flowering.
Due to its compact size, Red Rubin Basil is suited for growing in a container or in the ground. When growing in a container, a minimum pot diameter of 8-12 inches is recommended.
Watering Red Rubin Basil Plant
Basil likes to be grown in a soil that is kept moist but not overly wet. If grown in a pot, drainage holes must be present to avoid the soil becoming saturated.
Feeding Red Rubin Basil Plant
Fertilizing basil is generally not required if it is grown in fertile soil. However, pot-grown plants can benefit from an organic liquid feed applied every 4-6 weeks when actively growing.
Red Rubin Basil Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 - 10|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 15 - 18 Inches|
|Spacing: 15 - 18 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Blue, Purple|
|Flower Description: Violet-Blue|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Purple|
|Seasonal Interest: N/A|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies|
|Uses: Borders, Containers|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest|
|Brand: Sarahs Superb Herbs|
|Common Name: Red Rubin Basil Plant|
|Other Name(s): Red Rubin Basil|
|Scientific Name: Ocimum 'Red Rubin' - Purple 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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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.