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Coriander, Cilantro (Coriandrun sativum)

Color Name: Coriander

Coriander's green, parsley-like leaves are known as cilantro and are used in Mexican and Asian cuisine. The flowering stem is topped with a flat cluster of white to pink flowers.

An annual or biennial herb (Coriandrun sativum), of the Parsley Family, grown for it's aromatic seeds which are used for flavoring liquors and confections. The plants, which grow about 2 feet high, are cultivated in rows about 18 inches apart, generally from seed sown in early spring. The seed heads which ripen about midsummer are gathered and dried, then beaten with light rods or flails to separate the seeds.

The leaves are most commonly referred to as cilantro and have a much different taste from the seeds, one that is similar to parsley with a dash of citrus flavor.

Flower Color: Pink shades / Foliage Color: Green shades

Height: 18-24 Inches / Spread: 9-12 Inches

Foliage Season:Summer
Exposure:
Full Sun
Full Sun
Soil Moisture Needs:
Moderate
Moderate
Characteristics:
Cut Flower or Foliage
Cut Flower or Foliage
Dried Flower
Dried Flower
Fragrant
Fragrant
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