'Calypso' is a Coriander variety in the Coriandrum genus with a scientific name of Coriandrum sativum. This variety is a Herb that typically grows as an Biennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of two years. Normally growing to a mature height of 75.0 cm (2.44 feet), Calypso grows with a forb-like habit.
Calypso Coriander needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.
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How to grow Calypso
Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Calypso is thought of as hardy, so this plant will grow or become dormant during the winter. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Calypso are Zone 3 and Zone 11. Ideally plant in loamy and sandy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 4.9 and 8.2 as Calypso likes to be in moderately acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.
Growing Calypso from seed
Sow at a depth of approx. 0.23 inches (0.6 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 5.85 inches (15.0 cm) between Coriander plants. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.
Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Calypso is a hardy plant.