Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)


Common Name: Coriander




Forage for Pollinators: Nectar and Pollen for Honeybees, Bumblebees and other bees, and a major source of nectar and pollen in slightly warmer climates than the British Isles. Pollinated by Honeybees and Bumblebees.
Flowering time: June, July.

Growing information: HARDY ANNUAL HERB growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in) by 0.3 m (1ft). Hardy to minus 28ÂșC, this open-pollinated cultivar has been bred for flower and seed production. Seed can be sown in spring for a summer crop outside or in polytunnels where the crop will flower and set seed more efficiently. Coriander is a commonly used culinary herb, valued for its effect on the digestive system, calming flatulence and settling nervous tension. Raw seed can be chewed to freshen breath. It is noted for attracting wildlife.