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Petroselinum crispum 'Crispum' (Curly-leaf parsley)

Petroselinum crispum 'Crispum' Photo/Illustration: Steve Aitken


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Petroselinum crispum 'Crispum' Pet-ro-seh-LEE-num KRIS-pum Common Name: Curly-leaf parsley 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.
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, Summer Interest
Type Herbs

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