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Basil 'Cinnamon'
Ocimum basilicum


Sweet cinnamon aroma.

Tall, fast-growing plants have distinctive violet stems, veining, and flower bracts with lavender blooms and 2" long leaves. Beautiful in casual flower bouquets.


The unforgettable scent of this long time favorite makes it a wonderful addition to summer bouquets. One of the most fragrant, easy to grow and abundant summer foliage plants, ‘Cinnamon’ basil is a lovely variety featuring dark purple flowers atop green leaves and chocolate colored stems. 


Plant Life cycle: annual

Site: Full sun
Height: 26-30”
Days to maturity: 65-70 days

Sow : 1/4" deep
Plant spacing: 9-12”
Pinch: when 8” tall 
Approx seeds per packet: 50


How to Grow:

Daysto germinate:5-10 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C).

Sowing:Direct seed (recommended): Plant seeds 1/4" deep, 2-3 seeds per inch, in rows 18" apart. Firm the soil over the seeds. Thinning is not necessary, but a final spacing of 4-8" apart produces healthy, full plants.

 Sow indoors 6 weeks prior to setting out. Plant 1/4" deep and keep at 70°F (21°C) for best germination. Transplant to the field when seedlings have 3-4 sets of leaves, spacing at 4-8" apart in rows 18" apart.


How to harvest
It is best done in the early morning when the temperature is cooler and the leaves are less likely to wilt.For Foliage cut the plants  when they start to flower. Cut the entire plant 4-6" above the ground to promote a second growth. Leaves are easily bruised when picking, so handle carefully.


Vase life:

Stemsl will last at least for 7 days

Cinnamon Basil

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