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Cilantro

Coriandrum sativum
Coriander leaves; Chinese parsley; Mexican parsley; Perejil chino; Culantro europeo; Dania
3

24 inches
6

8 inches
Mediterranean and southwest Asia
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  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Full sun. A cool-season parsley with a fresh citrus-like taste; try growing it outside from mid-November to mid-March. The leaves are widely used in many Latin American and Asian dishes.

Recipes calling for cilantro are generally referring to the leaves; recipes calling for “coriander” are referring to the seeds of the same plant.

Cilantro rebounds after freezing weather and reseeds freely. In the herb garden, it makes a timely replacement for summer basil; if planted by November, there should be plenty of cilantro ready for use by spring.

Maintenance

A short-lived annual herb. Performs best outdoors in cool weather, from November to March.

Features

Plant Type:
Herb
Size:
3-24" H, 6-8" W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Flower Color:
Pink, White
Bloom Time:
January, February, March
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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