(Coriander sativum) Both leaves (cilantro) and seeds (coriander) are used in Chinese, Indian, and Mexican cuisine. Plant monthly successions. 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 15°F. Medicinal: known in Chinese medicine as ‘yuan-xu-zi’ (Chinese parsley), the seeds are used as a diaphoretic and appetite stimulant. (28 g)
Culture: Annual. Germination: 60°F, dark required, 7-21 days. Direct seed. Full sun. 30 in. tall.