Cilantro adds a bright, citrusy flavor to your meals. Cilantro is an aromatic herb that adds a splendid zest to many culinary dishes. Cilantro is easy to grow in your garden or container, thriving in full sun and well-drained soil. This fast-growing herb reaches maturity within weeks, offering lush, green leaves for harvesting. Enjoy Cilantro’s delightful flavor in everything from Mexican food to salsa to guacamole!


Species: sativum

Other Species Names: Coriander, Chinese Parsley, Dhania

Plant Height: 20 in.

Spread: 18 in.

Evergreen: No

Plant Form: mounded

Summer Foliage Color: green

Minimum Sunlight: partial shade

Maximum Sunlight: full sun

Cilantro is a popular herb that bursts with a fresh, citrusy flavor, adding a bright and invigorating touch to any meal. Beyond Mexican food favorites like salsa and guacamole, its versatility shines in curries, soups, and even refreshing summer salads.

Cilantro is an aromatic and flavorful herb is a fast grower, boasting healthy, green leaves with a distinctive scent. Thriving in cooler weather, it adds a delightful pop of color to your dishes and makes a wonderful addition to herb gardens or containers.

Cilantro is easy to grow in a garden or container, and it does best in full sun and well-drained soil. This culinary herb is a fast-growing plant, so you can start harvesting leaves within a few weeks of planting! It can grow up to 20 inches tall and spread 18 inches wide. When bolting, this herb will grow masses of tiny white flowers. Remove these to prolong harvest of leaves. It grows best in full sun to partial shade and in well-drained soil with average moisture levels. If planning to consume the Herb, remember to plant in organic soil and along with applying organic fertilizer for healthy foliage growth. Cilantro is a cool-season herb, so it is best to plant it in the spring or fall.