Herb Cilantro

Botanical Name: 
Herb Cilantro

Native to southern Europe and North Africa to southwestern Asia. It is a soft, hairless plant The leaves are variable in shape, broadly lobed at the base of the plant, and slender and feathery higher on the flowering stems.  All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the parts most commonly used in cooking.

Plant Characteristics
Plant Category: 
Herbs & Vegetables
Herb Cilantro
Plant Type: 
Full sun, part shade
Soil Type: 
Clay; loam; sand; acidic; alkaline; well drained
Planting Time: 
April to October

Plant herbs in full sun to partial shade in the ground or in containers. Dig hole 2-3 times larger than the rootball. Mix in ¼ - 1/3 compost backfill, press gently and water deeply. Mulch with one inch of compost, bark or pecan shells, ect. Most herbs need deep regular watering, but do not keep wet and soggy and do not water every day.