Full sun. A cool-season parsley with a fresh citrus-like taste; try growing it outside from mid-November to mid-March. The leaves are widely used in many Latin American and Asian dishes.
Recipes calling for cilantro are generally referring to the leaves; recipes calling for “coriander” are referring to the seeds of the same plant.
Cilantro rebounds after freezing weather and reseeds freely. In the herb garden, it makes a timely replacement for summer basil; if planted by November, there should be plenty of cilantro ready for use by spring.