Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum 'Cinnamon') in the Basils Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fragrant
Uses: Culinary Herb
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Pollinators: Bees

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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: Sep 2011
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: Sep 2011Cinnamon Basil as a companion to tomatoes.
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Location: Savannah, Georgia, USADate: 2014-10-15Smells wonderful!
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Location: My garden HomeDate: 2015-12-27Second photo of same seeds as compared before to a penny
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Location: Sherwood OregonDate: 2017-03-27There is also some sweet basil seedlings in with these.
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Courtesy Annie's Heirloom Seeds
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Location: Work areaDate: 2014-0516Fast to go to flower.
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Location: Work areaDate: 2014-0516
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Location: Work areaDate: 2014-0516
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 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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Location: Gilbert, AZDate: June 2017
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Comments:
Posted by SCButtercup (Simpsonville SC - Zone 7b) on Aug 25, 2014 4:22 AM

It really does smell and taste like cinnamon and basil and it can be used in baking to give an unusual (and delicious) flavor to sweet baked goods. Cinnamon basil pound cake with ginger is a good recipe to Google because it goes well with ginger. Also, try using this basil in place of regular basil in recipes with tomatoes, etc. to give your old recipes a new twist. Like all basils, this one likes a lot of water and does well in large containers with a water reservoir.

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Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On February 24, 2018 Seeds sown
winter sown
lovesblooms On January 28, 2017 Seeds sown
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lovesblooms On January 25, 2015 Seeds sown
winter sown
SCButtercup On January 23, 2016 Seeds sown
LizDTM On August 5, 2017 Transplanted
Transplanted into raised spiral herb bed.
LizDTM On April 1, 2017 Obtained plant
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