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Basil Interesting Notes:

- Basil is native to Iran, India and tropical regions of Asia where it has been cultivated for over 5,000 years.

- Basil comes from the Greek word basileus or 'king' because it is believed to have grown on the spot where St. Constantine and Helen discovered the Holy Cross.

- Research has shown that basil is toxic to mosquitoes and has antioxidant, anticancer, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties.

-from Wikipedia

Plant Size
4" Herb

Basil Ocimum basilicum 'Cinnamon'

Basil


Basil Grower Tips:

Basil plants can not tolerate frost and may be damaged by cold temperatures.

Once a basil stem produces flowers, it stops foliage production. Keep plants pinched to encourage growth and prevent from flowering.

Culinary herb for gardens and containers. Excellent for adding flavor to soups, sauces, fish and meat dishes. Use leaves fresh, or dry and keep in an airtight container. Wash fruits, vegetables and herbs thoroughly before eating.

Height:

18-30 in

Color:

Purple

Spread:

12-15 in

Hardiness Zone:

9-11

 
This basil has a spicy cinnamon flavor that puts a delicious new twist on any recipe calling for basil as an ingredient. Cinnamon Basil's aromatic foliage adds an enticing fragrance to the garden, or enjoy it indoors potted and placed in a sunny window sill. Super easy to grow and so delicious!
 

Characteristics & Attributes for Basil Ocimum basilicum 'Cinnamon'

Exposure
Full Sun
Attributes
Fragrant
Culinary
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Uses
Containers
Bedding Plant