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Japanese Parsley

Cryptotaenia japonica f. viridis

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Also known as

Mitsuba, East Asian Wildparsley, Japanese Cryptotaenia, Japanese Honewort, White Chervil

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

60cm

30cm

Min

30cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Japanese Parsley Overview

Cryptotaenia japonica f. viridis is a popular Asian herb in the carrot family, Apiaceae. It is commonly known by the name Japanese Parsley or Mitsuba. This upright perennial produces white-cream flowers in its first year. A sturdy and clump-forming plant, it prefers moist soil conditions but will happily grow in all light levels.

Common problems with Japanese Parsley

Generally pest and disease free.

    How to harvest Japanese Parsley

    Pinch out leaves as required.

    How to propagate Japanese Parsley

    Seed

    Special features of Japanese Parsley

    Crop rotation

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Japanese Parsley

    Suits being grown in moisture retentive soil in partial shaded locations it can be included in woodland settings, alongside water or in mixed borders.