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Cinnamon Basil (Garden Starter Plant)


Ocimum basilicum 'Cinnamon' 

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.