Smaller than Sweet Basil, this narrower-leafed variety is known for its darker color and spicy, cinnamon-like aroma and taste. Has distinctive cinnamon-colored stems. Great for containers. Goes beautifully with fruit, or in Asian or Indian dishes.
- Light: Full sun
- Spacing: 12-18 inches
- Plant size: 18 to 30 inches tall, 12 to 18 inches wide
- Garden use: Containers, herb beds, flower beds
- Culinary use: Use like sweet basil, cooked or fresh; poplar in Italian and Asian cuisines
* Photos and description courtesy of Bonnie Plants.