- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 20 - 26 Inches
- Mature Spread 12 - 15 Inches
- Growing Zones 8 - 10
For a great flavor and good disease resistance, Rutgers Obsession DMR Sweet Basil Plant fits the bill perfectly. Producing soft-green foliage that has a sweet flavor with a slightly spicy taste, it is also delightfully fragrant. With good resistance against mildew, which can often be the bane of basil growers, this cultivar is an easy-to-grow choice. Growing to around two feet high, this basil is perfectly suited to a container.
Rutgers Obsession DMR Sweet Basil Care
Basils are tender plants and grow best when the temperature is around 70 °F. Suitable for growing both indoors and outdoors, this basil should be gradually hardened off before placing outside once all risk of frost is long gone. Rutgers Obsession DMR Sweet Basil prefers to be grown in fertile, free-draining compost and in a sunny spot. A few leaves can be harvested as often as needed throughout the year.
Growing Rutgers Obsession DMR Sweet Basil
This sweet basil can be placed outside during the summer months and brought back indoors to overwinter as the temperatures begin to drop in the fall. If grown indoors, a south-facing windowsill is recommended to provide as much sunlight as possible.
When growing this basil in a container, a pot size of 10-12 inches wide, along with plenty of drainage holes present, is advisable. Since basils like to be grown in fertile and well-drained soil, any compost used should be fresh and have a loose structure.
Watering Rutgers Obsession DMR Sweet Basil
When watering basil, the aim is to keep the soil consistently moist and not to let it completely dry out. However, overwatering can also be a problem and may lead to root rot.
Feeding Rutgers Obsession DMR Sweet Basil
If your basil has been planted in a fertile soil, any supplementary fertilizer is not strictly necessary. However, container-grown plants can benefit from being given a balanced liquid feed every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season.
Rutgers Obsession DMR Sweet 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: 20 - 26 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 12 - 15 Inches|
|Spacing: 12 - 15 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: N/A|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies|
|Uses: Borders, Containers|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant|
|Brand: Sarahs Superb Herbs|
|Common Name: Rutgers Obsession DMR Sweet Basil Plant|
|Scientific Name: Ocimum 'Rutgers Obsession DMR'|
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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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
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
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
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.