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Cilantro Sativum Santo

Coriandrum sativum

Growing Zones 3-9
  • Height: 12-24″
  • Width: 6-12″
  • Spacing:  6-12″
  • Bloom Time: Early to Late Summer
  • Location: Full Sun
  • Water:  Average

 

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Description

: An annual herb with white flowers in summer, also called Chinese parsley. The foliage has a hot flavor and is used in oriental dishes. The seeds are pungently fragrant and sweet and are used in Mexican foods, breads. Grow Cilantro seeds for this annual herb with an unmistakable strong scent and taste that has become the staple ingredient in salsa and other Mexican dishes. A member of the carrot family, Coriandrum Sativum Cilantro, grows easily from herb seeds, and it produces a flat, parsley-like leaf, and round herb seeds. Both the seeds (Coriander) and the leaves (Cilantro) are aromatic and flavorful being used in numerous foods around the globe. Cilantro Santo is a steady grower, giving lots of leaves to harvest for Cilantro. It blossoms in summer with tiny white to pale pink flower clusters. Bees, butterflies and birds are attracted to the flowers.