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Coriandrum sativum

Also called Cilantro, Arab Parsley, Chinese Parsley


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Coriandrum sativum - Coriander

More About Coriandrum sativum

  • A parsley-like garnish with a distinctive, fresh fragrance
  • Flat-topped clusters of white, sometimes pink flowers
  • Fine, dissected foliage on tall stems
  • Foliage (cilantro) and seeds (coriander) are both edible and a perfect addition to the herbal garden

Interesting Notes:

One of the earliest recorded herbs in history, at 5000 years ago. Coriander was first cultivated in ancient Egypt.

Zone:

8

Height:

60-80 cm

Spread:

30-50 cm

Colour:

White
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Coriander Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a dry to average, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. Often becomes top heavy and floppy, but will continue to send up new branches. Grows quickly and leaves (cilantro) are harvestable right away. Pick fresh or freeze for later use. Coriander (seeds) are bitter when immature. Whole plants are cut and hung to dry. Once the seeds dry (turn brown), shake to remove and rub off the outer pod. Store whole seeds in an airtight container for later use. 


Coriandrum sativum Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Fast
Fast
Edible
Edible

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Attributes

Seed

Habit

Upright
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Herbal garden