Curly-leaf parsley

Petroselinum crispum 'Crispum'

Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Aitken
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Curly-leaf parsley (Petroselinum crispum 'Crispum')
Pet-ro-seh-LEE-num KRIS-pum
Genus:  Petroselinum
This clumping perennial has triangular, strongly flavored, crinkly leaves. Its bright green foliage livens up any garden.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Great foliage plant or use as a groundcover. Edible leaves. Usually grown as an annual, since leaves are coarser in its second year. It is a host plant for black swallowtail butterfly larvae.
Care:  Provide full sun to part shade and moist but well-drained soil.
Propagation:  Sow seed in situ from spring to late summer. Germination is slow and erratic.
Problems:  Stem rot, damping off, and leaf spots. Carrot fly and celery fly larvae. Black swallowtail larvae.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Fragrant Foliage,
Showy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Herb Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Herbs

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