Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)


Common Name: Coriander

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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.