Italian Parsley (Petroselinum crispum 'Italian Flat Leaf') in the Parsleys Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum

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
Spring
Summer
Fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Culinary Herb
Salad greens
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Edible Parts: Stem
Leaves
Flowers
Eating Methods: Culinary Herb/Spice
Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
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
Beetles
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Oct 16, 2011 5:12 PM

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.

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Posted by skylark (JC/NYC - Zone 7b) on Oct 2, 2014 7:05 PM

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.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Sep 29, 2014 7:47 AM

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.

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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
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saving parsley seed by rayobrien Mar 24, 2017 8:35 PM 2
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