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Coriandrum sativum

Coriandrum sativum

cilantro; coriander

Common name cilantro; coriander
Family apiaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers white
Size 4'
Light sun-part shade
From seed self-seeds in our garden
detailed seed-starting info below

Most years, we get a number of cilantro plants as volunteers in our herb garden - and we gladly let them grow, even though by the time they'd be most valuable (when ripening tomatoes are clamoring for a pico de gallo partner) they've long since gone to seed. I've no idea how this exuberant specimen wound up in our newly planted bogside border, but even here I couldn't get myself to chop it down (until it got ratty after the blooms faded). We do use coriander as a culinary spice, but not in such quantity that we need to harvest much - the round seeds are set in profusion.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '10 garden. Baggy 70F (40%G, 7-15d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (26%G, 7-11d)

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