Annual. The foliage (cilantro) and the seeds (coriander) of this herb are widely used throughout the world. Fresh cilantro has an intense, tangy flavor that balances well with other strong-flavored ingredients. Also called 'Chinese Parsley', it is an essential ingredient in many dishes, including Chinese, Indian, Southeast Asian, and Latin American recipes. It has a thousand uses from as simple as a sprig in chicken soup (tasty!) to chopped in Mexican food. Dried crushed coriander seeds add a spicy, nutty, citrus-y flavor to pickling spice, curry and chili powders, salads, eggs, pastries and breads. Santo is a slow-bolting variety. It won't flower and go to seed as quickly as other varieties when hot weather approaches. It is a good container variety. You can also grow it indoors in a sunny window in the winter for fresh leaves. This packet plants thirteen 10-foot rows.