The coriander plant, whose leaves are known as cilantro, is native to the Mediterranean and Middle Easter countries; it is believed to be one of the earliest spices used by man. Early physicians such as Hippocrates used coriander primarily as an aromatic stimulant or to disguise the taste of unsavory medicines. Nearly every part of this herb has a culinary use; in Thai cuisine, the roots flavor spicy sauces, while the cilantro leaves season and garnish Chinese, Vietnamese, and Mexican dishes. The coriander seed is used in candy, specialty breads, sauces, desserts, and even perfumes. In Tudor England, coriander seeds coated with sugar were known as "comfits" and became a popular treat. Seed Depth:1/4-1/2" Soil Temp: 55-65°F Germination: 7-14 days Spacing: 8-12" Days to Maturity: 40-70 Partial Shade/Full Sun Moderate Waters Sow your seeds directly into the garden once all danger of frost has passed. This is also an amazing container plant that does fantastically well in pot on your sunny porch or balcony.