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Cinnamon Basil

Ocimum basilicum 'Cinnamon'

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

30cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Cinnamon Basil (100 seeds)

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Cinnamon Basil (100 seeds)

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Cinnamon Basil Overview

Cinnamon Basil is planted for its delicious edible leaves that have a cinnamon-like aroma. It is used in teas, baked goods, stir-fries and much more. Also known as Ocimum basilicum 'Cinnamon', this plant is great for baking. The beautiful purple flowers make it an attractive garden plant and it is a helpful companion plant when planted close to Tomatoes, Asparagus and Roses.

Common problems with Cinnamon Basil

Susceptible to downy mildew and attack by aphids.

Cinnamon Basil Companion Plants

How to harvest Cinnamon Basil

Harvest leaves at any time during the season when plants are mature. Leave sufficient buds on the stems to allow regrowth. Harvest flowers when they are visible on the plant. Keep removing flowers to increase the intensity of the leaves' aroma and flavor.

How to propagate Cinnamon Basil

Seed

Sow seeds in pots that are kept indoors or directly into the garden in warmer weather. Cover with a thin layer of soil and water lightly- keep moist. Germination should take place within a week.

Cuttings

Take cuttings at the top of the plant and place in water to allow root growth. Plant rooted cutting in fertile, well-drained soil when roots are 50% of the size of the cutting (within 5-10 days).

Special features of Cinnamon Basil

Repels harmful insects

Mosquitos and white flies

Pot plant

Plant in pots with sufficient drainage and place in a position where it will receive 6-8 hours of sunlight.

Indoor plant

Should receive sufficient sunlight exposure.

Attracts useful insects

Bees

Other uses of Cinnamon Basil

Culinary

It is used in teas, baked goods, stir-fries and much more.

Medicinal