An unusual herb native to southern Mexico, not often seen outside this area. Very popular among cilantro lovers. The aromatic, grass like leaves have a mild cilantro flavor blended with a hint of parsley and arugula. It’s difficult to describe, you just need to try it. Upright plants have a wispy way about them, growing up to 48 inches tall. An attractive plant for the landscape producing charming blue flowers with a unique look. Grows to 36-48"
Tender perennial: Zone 9-11
Germination: 7-21 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF.
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on surface, lighlty cover
Sowing Indoors: Start indoors 4-5 weeks before last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperatures. Transplant after last frost, space 6-12" apart.
Sowing Outdoors: After last frost. Sow a few seeds every 1-2", thin 6-12" apart.
Light Needs: Full Sun
Soil Needs: Average, dry to medium, well-drained soils
Uses: Culinary, attracts bees and beneficials, ornamental- in containers, hanging baskets or window boxes
Harvest: Cut leaves, starting around 6" or harvest tips.