Ocimum basilicum Cinnamon
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Plant among vegetables to repel garden pests!
Flavor and Showy Purple Stems!
Basils are loaded with volatile oils, responsible for the heady aroma and strong flavor so essential to cooking. The composition of oils varies greatly in different basil types, thus accounting for the wide range of scents available. Cinnamon basil has a strong cinnamon scent. Pick the leaves and use fresh or dried in tomato dishes, pasta sauces, vegetables and soups. You can also use basil in the garden as a companion plant to repel aphids, mites, and tomato hornworms.
This Mexican cultivar grows 18 to 30 inches high and 12 to 18 inches wide. The sturdy stems are dark purple red, with dark green , cinnamon scented leaves growing up to 2 in long. Small terminal racemes of pink flowers are borne in summer.
Grow in a rich, well-drained, soil in full sun. Pinch out growing tips to encourage bushier plants and to delay flowering.
from Park Seed