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Petroselinum neapolitanum/Italian Parsley or Parsley

Petroselinum  neapolitanum / Petroselinum  neapolitanum
Young plants at a nursery ready for purchase and transplanting to a garden row
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Young plants at a nursery ready for purchase and transplanting to a garden row

In the garden, several weeks after transplanting

Foliage ready for harvest and use

Parsley ready for use in food preparation

A mature plant just before flowering in late spring

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Scientific Name: Petroselinum neapolitanum
Common Name: Italian Parsley or Parsley
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Herb
Comments: This biennial herb is probably one of the most widely use ones. Not only is it popular in cooking, it is also used as a garnish. Does not overwinter in areas wheres the temperature drops below 20 degrees F. for lenghty periods and does not tolerate temperaturesa above 90 degrees F. Its foliage is very high in vitamines A, B, C, and in iron and calcium.