Cilentro

Coriandrum sativum

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum), also known as cilantro, Chinese parsley or dhania.

The seed of this plant is know as Coriander and has a very different taste from the leaves known as Cilantro. This plant is very easy to grow from seed and if left to form seed will produce new plants in the fall.

To keep leaves forming you can sow seeds every two weeks for a continuous cilantro crop. Good drainage is important as this herb has deep roots. cilantro

I let my plant go to seed for new plants all summer long, and it spreads to my field and smells heavenly when the grass is cut. You can continue to grow Cilentro all summer long however this plant likes cooler temperatures and does best in spring and fall.

If you grow this plant in pots keeping it cooler will be much easier to control.

Season of Bloom
Summer
Height
up to 2 feet
Flower Color
Yellow flower head
Soil
well drained.
Exposure
full Sun 6-8 hours.
Propagation
Root cuttings or start from seed..