Long Standing' (Coriander sativum): [A zones 6-10/60?F/Dk/7-21/ds/sun/30 in.] Both leaves (cilantro) and seeds (coriander) are used in Chinese, Indian, and Mexican cuisine. Plant successions monthly. Difficult to germinate in hot weather -- sow in shade, or keep soil covered and cool until seeds emerge. Self-seeds well in cool weather. Cold-hardy to 15oF. Medicinal: known in Chinese medicine as 'yuan-xu-zi' (Chinese parsley), the seeds are used as a diaphoretic and appetite stimulant.
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