Coriandrum sativum (Cilantro)
If you like the aromatic flavor of salsa served in Mexican restaurants, you’ll like cilantro. The leaves have an instantly recognizable fragrance that fills a room when you cut them. Sometimes called Chinese parsley, its distinctive aroma and flavor is also part of Caribbean and Asian foods, lending flavor to recaito, salsas, curries, salads, chutneys, herbed butters, and meat marinades.
- Light: Full sun to part shade
- Spacing: 12-18 inches
- Plant size: 18-24 inches tall, 12 inches wide
- Garden Use: Containers, herb and flower gardens
- Culinary Use: Leaves and seeds in Mexican, Caribbean and Asian dishes