Coriander, Cilantro, Chinese Parsley 'Santo'

Coriandrum sativum

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Coriandrum (kor-ee-AN-drum) (Info)
Species: sativum (sa-TEE-vum) (Info)
Cultivar: Santo
Additional cultivar information:(aka Long-standing, Slo-bolt, Santos)

Category:

Annuals

Herbs

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Shiny/Glossy

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Thayer, Missouri

Blair, Nebraska

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 7, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Both the leaves and the flowers of this variety are used for cooking. Great for stir-fries, salsa and curries.

Positive

On Jan 24, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have grown this variety for 2 seasons. As advertised, it is slow to bolt, so fewer sowings have to be made. The leaves seem to be extra-pungent, an added bonus!

If you save your own seed, gather the seed from the last one to flower, to make sure that a quick-flowering one isn't accidentally saved.

Positive

On Jan 20, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Supposed to be a more heat-tolerant and slower-bolting strain; nice to have a last batch of herbs to use with the late-season tomatoes for salsa.

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