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Petroselinum crispum var crispum/Curly Leaf Parsley

Petroselinum crispum var crispum / Petroselinum crispum var crispum
Mounds of curly leaf parsley with blue pansies
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Mounds of curly leaf parsley with blue pansies

Parsley grows well in pots during the winter and spring

Close-up image of parsley foliage

Parsley grown in pots has many ornamental values

A well established planting growing over edge of a raised bed

Another clump grown in a container

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Scientific Name: Petroselinum crispum var crispum
Common Name: Curly Leaf Parsley
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: A clump-forming biennial used as a herb in cooking and to garnish dinner plates. Parsley can stand light freezes with temperatures down to 20 degrees F. It cannot survive the hot, summer temperatures of the southern USA. Variety neapolitanum, the Italian or flat-leaf parsley, has a slightly stronger flavor than this curly leaf type. Butterfly larvae feed on the foliage.