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Coriandrum sativum 'Leisure' (Coriander 'Leisure')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1 year
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Coriandrum sativum 'Leisure'

Other names

Coriander 'Leisure', Cilantro 'Leisure', Chinese parsley 'Leisure', Yan sui 'Leisure'

Genus

Coriandrum Coriandrum

Variety or Cultivar

'Leisure' _ 'Leisure' is an upright, clump-forming annual with relatively large, mid- to bright green leaves, variably-shaped and lobed lower at the base of the plant, pinnate with linear leaflets on flowering stems. Umbels of small, asymmetric, white, pale pink or pale purple flowers in summer are followed by edible, aromatic fruit.


Coriandrum sativum 'Leisure' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

The foliage has aromatic leaves

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

Insignificant or absent, White in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pick leaves as needed. Remove flower stems before flowering to prolong leaf harvest. If seeds are desired, harvest once fully ripe.

Propagation

Sow in situ in spring. In areas with very mild winters, can be sown in situ in autumn. Tends to self-seed readily.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Coriandrum sativum 'Leisure' (Coriander 'Leisure') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1 year.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Drying, Foliage only, Add to salads, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, well-drained soil. For best seed production, plant in full sun. For leaf production, plant in partial shade. Coriander tends to bolt - cease leaf growth, flower, set seed, and die - in hot summer climates. 'Leisure' is slow to bolt.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

The silvery leaves of Coriandrum sativum pair well with pink and purple Cistus, and orange lillies or poppies.

Botanical name

Coriandrum sativum 'Leisure'

Other names

Coriander 'Leisure', Cilantro 'Leisure', Chinese parsley 'Leisure', Yan sui 'Leisure'

Genus

Coriandrum Coriandrum

Variety or Cultivar

'Leisure' _ 'Leisure' is an upright, clump-forming annual with relatively large, mid- to bright green leaves, variably-shaped and lobed lower at the base of the plant, pinnate with linear leaflets on flowering stems. Umbels of small, asymmetric, white, pale pink or pale purple flowers in summer are followed by edible, aromatic fruit.

Native to

Europe

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

The foliage has aromatic leaves

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent, White in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pick leaves as needed. Remove flower stems before flowering to prolong leaf harvest. If seeds are desired, harvest once fully ripe.

Propagation

Sow in situ in spring. In areas with very mild winters, can be sown in situ in autumn. Tends to self-seed readily.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Coriandrum sativum 'Leisure' (Coriander 'Leisure') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1 year.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Drying, Foliage only, Add to salads, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, well-drained soil. For best seed production, plant in full sun. For leaf production, plant in partial shade. Coriander tends to bolt - cease leaf growth, flower, set seed, and die - in hot summer climates. 'Leisure' is slow to bolt.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3, Zone 2

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Coriandrum sativum 'Leisure' (Coriander 'Leisure')

Common pest name

GRSV

Scientific pest name

Groundnut ringspot virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Virus affecting begonia; salad and other crops. First European outbreak detected in Finland in 2015.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Coriandrum sativum 'Leisure' (Coriander 'Leisure')

Common pest name

Asain cotton leafworm; Cluster caterpillar; Fall armyworm; Rice cutworm; Taro caterpiller; Tobacco budworm; Tobacco caterpillar; Tobacco cutworm; Tobacco leaf caterpillar

Scientific pest name

Spodoptera litura

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest; frequently intercepted with occasional outbreaks which have been successfully eradicated in the UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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COMPANION PLANTS

The silvery leaves of Coriandrum sativum pair well with pink and purple Cistus, and orange lillies or poppies.


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