- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 20 - 26 Inches
- Mature Spread 12 - 15 Inches
- Growing Zones 8 - 10
If you only have space for one basil plant, then let it be Rutgers Passion DMR Sweet Basil Plant. With its sweet-tasting, large, cup-shaped leaves, using its edible foliage in the kitchen will be a joy. Bred for its resistance against downy mildew, this basil is easy to grow and slow to bolt. As a prolific grower, Rutgers Passion DMR Sweet Basil can be grown indoors and provide fragrant leaves to harvest all year round.
Rutgers Passion DMR Sweet Basil Plant Care
This basil can be grown both indoors and outdoors; however, just make sure not to put it outside if there is any risk of frost left in your area. To perform best, basil should be grown in full sun and in fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Its sweet foliage can be picked as required all year round.
Growing Rutgers Passion DMR Sweet Basil Plant
Over time, Rutgers Passion DMR Sweet Basil Plant can grow to around 20-26 inches high and 12-15 inches wide. It prefers a south-facing and sunny spot whether grown outside during the summer months or on a windowsill. Its leaves can be harvested as soon as it is about 8 to 10 inches high and has developed at least 6 to 8 sets of leaves.
Due to its compact size, this basil is perfectly suited to growing in a pot or container. However, any container used must have ample drainage holes to prevent its root from sitting in waterlogged soil.
Watering Rutgers Passion DMR Sweet Basil Plant
To prevent root rot, it is important not to overwater basil. In general, a consistently moist but not soggy soil should be the goal.
Feeding Rutgers Passion DMR Sweet Basil Plant
When container grown, basil plants can benefit from feeding every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer. If cultivated directly in the ground, extra fertilization is seldom required, except when the soil is poor.
Rutgers Passion 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, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Fragrant|
|Brand: Sarahs Superb Herbs|
|Common Name: Rutgers Passion DMR Sweet Basil Plant|
|Scientific Name: Ocimum 'Rutgers Passion 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.