Sweet Survivor Basil

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Sweet and delicious, the extremely aromatic and flavorful Nufar-type Sweet Survivor Basil (Ocimum basilicum 'SweetSurvivor') fills out with huge glossy dark-green leaves and strong traditional Italian basil flavor and aroma for all your favorite recipes!

Summer brings tall green spikes that are filled with darling little white blossoms that bees and butterflies adore. Because you want lots of leaves and branching, it's recommended to pinch off these blossoms to encourage a full, bushy plant. However, the blossoms too are edible and have a zippy herbal flavor themselves! So toss them into your pesto or use them in salads or garnish!

Sweet Survivor is unique because of its extremely dense branching and pyramidal growing habit! Mature plants create a lovely upright vase of flavorful foliage that’s a delight to brush against in the garden! Make bruschetta or your own sauces that are divine with fresh, homegrown Basil!

Planting and Application:

Sweet Survivor adds incredible flavor to Italian and savory dishes! The gorgeous foliage looks lovely tossed fresh into leaf salads or as a garnish. Add huge flavor to savory dishes and sauces. The compact, upright size makes this Basil easily added to Kitchen, Vegetable and herb gardens, container gardens and mixed planters, or even a window box or indoor windowsill!

Ideal for any sunny spot in the garden to add rich greenery and white spires of blooms that the bees and butterflies go crazy for! Tuck one or two into your pollinator gardens so you and your bees both benefit from these tasty treats! Plus annual Basil is one of the easiest plants for a new gardener to catch the gardening bug with!

  • White Flowers
  • Broad Glossy Rich-Green Leaves
  • Amazingly Aromatic & Flavorful
  • Ornamental Herbaceous Annual
  • Beneficial for Pollinators

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Basil needs its flowers pinched back and to be harvested often to create a bushier plant and encourage plenty of branching. Leave a few for the bees, but these annuals are sought-after for their flavorful foliage. Provide sun and moist, well-drained fertile soil for best results.

  • Full Sun for Best Results
  • Moderately Consistently Moist Soil
  • Regular Fertilizer
  • Harvest Before Frost & Dry for Winter Use
  • Improved Mildew Resistance

Sweet Survivor Basil fills pantries with all the culinary goodness you can hope for! Get loads of flavor and an incredibly enticing aroma you love in a great upright form! Check out this and more exciting new herb plants available at NatureHills.com 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 'SweetSurvivor'
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