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CORIANDRUM sativum 'Slow-bolt'

Image of Coriandrum sativum 'Slow-bolt'

James H. Schutte

Family

Apiaceae

Botanical Name

CORIANDRUM sativum 'Slow-bolt'

Plant Common Name

Cilantro, Coriander, Slow Bolt Cilantro

Special Notice

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General Description

Cilantro / coriander is an annual or biennial herb native to Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean. It is related to and resembles parsley but is often grown for its aromatic seeds which are used as culinary spice in Eastern World cuisine. Interestingly enough, the leaves are used in Latin American cuisine and called cilantro.

Slow-bolt cilantro, is just as its name suggests: that it goes to seed more slowly, allowing more time to harvest an enjoy the leaves.

Cilantro prefers a fertile well drained soil and full sun. Leaves can be harvested as they mature throughout the season and used fresh and seeds harvested as they ripen in midsummer into fall. Plant in herb gardens, container, or raised bed planters.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    10 - 1

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Herb

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    8"-24" / 20.3cm - 61.0cm (12)

  • Width

    6"-12" / 15.2cm - 30.5cm (8)

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer

  • Native To

    Eastern Europe, Mediterranean

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Very Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Narrow Upright/Fastigiate

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Fruit Color

    Sandy Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    Yes

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edible, Herb / Vegetable

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes