Coriandrum sativum

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Cilantro, Coriander (Annual)

USDA Hardiness Zone 9-11

The pungent leaves of this hardy annual are referred to as Cilantro. The spicy and citric flavored seeds are referred to as Coriander (used in breads, fruits, sausage). Coriander is also the main ingredient in curry poder. Two herbs from one plant! This herb is a must for anyone who enjoys guacamole, stir fry or salsa!

Height

20 Inches

Spread

8-12 Inches

Color

White

Interesting Notes

Seeds of Coriander have been found among the funeral offerings in ancient Egyptian tombs.

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Harvest seed heads when brown and orange scented. When harvesting fresh leaves, cut only the small, immature leaves for the best flavor. If allowed to go to seed, you may find self-sown volunteers springing up in the fall. Also grows well indoors. Prefers rich, well-drained soil.

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Culinary
Containers
Fragrant
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Winter
Fall
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
Rich
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