Camphor Basil, Kilimanjaro Basil
Ocimum kilimandscharicum

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ocimum (OSS-ih-mum) (Info)
Species: kilimandscharicum (kil-ih-man-SHAR-ih-kum) (Info)

Category:

Herbs

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Silver/Gray

Aromatic

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tampa, Florida

Pukalani, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 16, 2013, Karlien from Oranjemund
Namibia wrote:

Description:
Perennial
Strong camphor odor.
Perennial woody shrub, grows up to 1,2m.
Ovate leaves, bears creamy white flowers.
Full sun, well drained soil.
Frost tender, but will grow out again in spring.
Can take heavy pruning.
Very stately plant in the herb garden.
Can also grow in a big container.
Culinary Uses:
Too strong a flavor for culinary use.
Parts Used:
Leaves and seeds.
Medicinal Uses. It is said that:
Internally for malaria and other feverish infections.
Stomach aches.
Other Uses:
Leaves and seeds: repel insects, especially mosquitoes.
Leaves - in sachets to protect woolens.
Commercial source of camphor.

Neutral

On Aug 11, 2001, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Has a strong, medicinal scent. Gray-green foliage. Not used for culinary purposes.