UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA
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UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA

Herbs

There are many herbs that grow well or even grow best in the cool season in Santa Clara County. Fall is also a great time to plant perennial herbs because it lets them get well established over our rainy season.

Below is a list of some herbs we have found do well in our location.


Cilantro, OP
Fresh cilantro leaves have an intense and tangy flavor. Allow the seeds to develop for fresh coriander seeds. 10" tall. Plant 6–8" apart. Annual

Confetti Cilantro, OP
Slow to bolt gourmet variety with more subtly flavored, feathery leaves. 18–24" tall. Plant 12–15" apart. Annual

Lemon Cilantro, OP
Compact dwarf cilantro with an extra citrus flavor to the leaves and seeds. A little goes a long way. Annual

Parsley Italian Flat, OP
Prized variety for culinary use. 12" tall. Plant 12–18" apart. Biennial but best planted as an annual

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