General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 2 feet
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Culinary Herb
Salad greens
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Edible Parts: Stem
Eating Methods: Culinary Herb/Spice
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Other Beneficial Insects: Ladybugs, lacewings, hoverflies, tachinid flies, parasitic mini-wasps.
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 70-75F
Days to germinate: 14-20
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Start indoors before last frost
Pollinators: Wasps
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Common names
  • Italian Parsley
  • Flat-Leaf Parsley
  • Parsley
Also sold as:
  • Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum

Photo Gallery

Date: 2020-05-17
A herbal garden 'must have'.
Location: Gardenfish garden 
Date: May 23 2020
Not pretty, but look at the pollinators!
Location: South Carolina

Date: 2018-06-30
Blossom before seed formation.
Location: Magnolia, Texas
Date: April 29, 2020
Specific for tap roots, 2nd yr plant, is beginning blooms
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2015-06-14
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-06-06
Location: Northwest N.J.
Date: 2013-08-15
Location: My garden
Date: 2014-09-29
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: April 2019
My husband's favorite parsley cultivar!
Location: All pictures taken in/on my gardens/greenhouse/property
Date: 2018-03-11
Location: Illinois, US
Date: 2009-08-08
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2011-10-13

Date: 2013-09-19
Uploaded by rakami
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 10/12/2010
a favorite host plant of the Black Swallowtail butterfly
Location: Vineyard, Utah
Date: 2012-04-02
At Vineyard Nursery
Location: Vineyard, Utah
Date: 2012-04-02
At Vineyard Nursery
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2014-07-17
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5 
Date: 2011-09-28
Location: Tennessee
Date: 2011-08-20

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials

Courtesy Seeds of Victoria
  • Uploaded by vic

Date: 2013-09-19
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2013-09-17
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2013-09-17
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2013-09-17
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2013-09-17
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2013-09-17
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  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Sep 29, 2014 7:47 AM concerning plant:
    This parsley has broad, flat leaves with a sweet taste. It prefers growing in cooler weather.

    Italian Parsley is good in soups and stews and on fish and meats. It adds color and even dried Italian parsley retains the bright green color.

  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Oct 16, 2011 5:12 PM concerning plant:
    Host plant for the Black Swallowtail Butterfly (BST). Even if stripped by the caterpillars, the plant will generally return and produce continued growtht after the cats have left. Drought tolerant.
  • Posted by skylark (JC NJ/So FL - Zone 7b) on Oct 2, 2014 7:05 PM concerning plant:
    The Italian salad that utilizes the MOST amount of parsley is roasted parsnip with pecorino cheese and as much parsley as you can handle (tip: pretend it's arugula ;).
    The Mediterranean salad that utilizes the MOST parsley is Lebanese tabbouleh, which uses a small amount of bulgur and gargantuan amounts of parsley.
    Both are favorites of mine.
Plant Events from our members
LizDTM On March 4, 2017 Plant emerged
LizDTM On February 25, 2017 Seeds sown
3AmigosGarden On September 1, 2017 Seeds sown
3AmigosGarden On August 30, 2017 Obtained plant
Pima County Seed Library
dnrevel On March 27, 2021 Obtained plant
W / Spring sowed in a pot, will place in cold frame in a few days.
DT seed.
MySecretIslandGarden On September 2, 2022 Transplanted
paleohunter On March 29, 2024 Seeds germinated
paleohunter On March 16, 2024 Seeds sown
paleohunter On March 25, 2023 Transplanted
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