Basil – Cinnamon
Ocimum basilicum 'Cinnamon'

Zone: Not hardy; grow as an annual
Height: 12-24"

General:Upright mound of long, slender, cinnamon scented leaves on purple stems. The lightly cinnamon flavor of the leaves would pair well with Mexican cuisine.

Culinary Uses: Primarily used as a table garnish and a savory element to raw dishes, soups, hot drinks, & infused oils. Add chopped fresh cinnamon basil to pumpkin pie filling as an alternate to ground, dried cinnamon. Cinnamon basil is delicate and should be used immediately upon purchase. Very versatile culinary herb in both sweet and savory applications.

Medicinal Uses: Beneficial to plant in gardens near tomato plants because they discourage bugs from damaging the tomato plants. It will enhance the flavor of the tomato and also repel mosquitoes and white flies. It will also enhance the growth of asparagus and roses while protecting them from some insects. Aside from protecting other plants from insects, rubbing the leaves on your skin or growing it in containers on your patio will help repel mosquitoes.

Ornamental Uses: Small, thin serrated green leaves with contrasting pale violet colored stems and lavender spiked flowers.

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