Geno Survivor Basil

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Big glossy leaves that are jam-packed with enticing flavor! The Geno Survivor Basil (Ocimum basilicum 'GenoSurvivor') is an amazingly beautiful Genovese-type Basil with large shiny dark-green cupped leaves and full of that redolent fragrance and delectable flavor!

The summer brings green flower spikes that fill with cute little white blossoms for the bees and butterflies. It’s recommended to pinch these off to encourage new growth and more leaves, so go ahead and sprinkle the blooms into your salad or use them to garnish summer drinks! They’re edible and have a mild flavor similar to the leaves.

Annual Basil is one of the easiest plants for a new gardener to catch the gardening bug with! Geno Survivor forms a compact and upright vase shape that readily fits into any sunny spot in the garden! Low maintenance and so versatile in the kitchen, we’re sure you’ll find hundreds of uses for this beautiful plant and its flavorful foliage!

Planting and Application:

Geno Survivor Basil is a tasty addition and adds heavenly aromatics to all kinds of dishes and baked goods! Make incredible focaccia and sauces, divine meat and vegetable dishes and flavorful soups and stews! Toss into salads fresh or use the leaves and flowers as a garnish.

Lush, fragrant and perfectly sized for tucking into empty spots throughout Perennial and Cottage garden beds and borders, or make your own Salsa Garden! These rich green leaves and white blossoms attract butterflies and bees, providing inviting scents and flavors for both you and your bees! Container and planter gardens on porches and patios, balcony and windowsill gardens in the sun all accommodate this smaller-sized plant with ease!

  • White Flower Spikes
  • Extra-Large Cupped Rich Green Foliage
  • Incredibly Aromatic & Flavorful
  • Ornamental Annual Herb
  • Great for Pollinators

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Basil needs pinched back or harvested often to encourage branching and new growth, and removing flowers, that despite being cute, slow the growth of the desired leaves for your many culinary needs. Provide a well-drained, fertile and sunny site for best results!

  • Full Sun & Touch of Afternoon Shade
  • Moderately Consistently Moist Soil
  • Regular Fertilizer
  • Harvest Before Frost & Dry for Winter Use
  • Strong Mildew Resistance

Geno Survivor Basil is a fantastic annual herb that is packed to the brim with flavor and aroma! Order your own for your garden this year before they’re gone! Check out this and more exciting new herb plants available at now!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Growing Zones Annual In All Growing Zones
More Information
Brand Gardenzest
Botanical Name Ocimum basilicum 'GenoSurvivor'
Type Annual
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Dark Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fragrant Yes