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Coriandrum sativum (Lemon Coriander) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Lemon Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) Herb in 9cm

Used extensively in Eastern cooking, coriander has become synonymous with the spicy food associated with that part of the world, particularly as a leaf garnish. As a plant, this delicate annual, growing to 60cm, prefers to grow from seed without disturbance of the tap root. Producing a fuller leaf at the base and a fern-like leaf at the apex, Coriander will bolt and go to seed if it is not continually harvested for leaves. Lemon Coriander has an unusual lemon fragrance and flavour it can be used instead of the usual coriander to add a lemony -freshness to the meal. 

A small white cluster of flowers appears in summer, which will mature to become the seed. The weight of the seed may require staking of the plant, but the effort is worth it as the flavour and fragrance of home-grown seed is far superior to anything available commercially. The seeds will have a citrus aroma, which will indicate maturity, at which point the entire seed head can be harvested and stored in a paper bag.

Early watering is recommended, and a warm sunny position is a must to ensure healthy and robust growth. It is ideal to ensure continued availability of fresh leaves, that a system of rotational planting is employed.

Herb Usage

Coriander produces seeds which are an aromatic addition to the chef’s arsenal, as they form a major constituent of Garam Masala, chutneys etc, as well as flavouring the sweeter apple pies, cakes and biscuits. The leaves are a must for Asian cooking and this variety adds a lemon flavour to add to the complexity of taste a fabulous addition to a salad and great with chicken and fish dishes.

Buy Lemon Coriander Online

Our potted Lemon Coriander herb plants are generally available to buy online between April and September.

Coriandrum sativum (Lemon Coriander) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour White
Height 60cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Coriandrum sativum
Hardiness RHS rating H1c - Heated Greenhouse
Culinary Asian
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Aromatherapy
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features None
Type of Garden Container/Patio
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    Lemon Coriander

    Posted by Mary Cunnah on 18th May 2021

    I was disappointed in this plant because it’s condition was not what I expected, although the packaging was excellent. Despite its prompt arrival it had obviously been in the packaging too long even though it was not delayed during the shipment. The leaves were yellowing and it wasn’t looking very happy. Since then it has been repotted but it’s bolting and I am not hopeful for its long term prospect.