Coriandrum sativum - Coriander
Hardy / annual / sunny position / easy to germinate / humus rich soil / blossom colour white / flowering time 6,7,8,9
Coriander / Cilantro is native to Southwestern Asia and Northern Africa. C. is one of the oldest known herbs, it has been cultivated for over 3000 years. Erect annual with pungently aromatic, lobed to pinnately divided leaves. In summer, white to mauve flowers are followed by pale brown fruits that have a fruity scent when ripe. Seeds add fresh spicy flavour to soups and stews. For chili sauces, curries and exotic dishes.