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Parsley

Petroselinum spp.

Petroselinum crispum by 4028mdk09 (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6b-7a

USDA zone

-21°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

80cm

Max

60cm

10cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images

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Petroselinum neapolitanum flower
Parsley; Petroselinum sativum
A photo of Parsley
Petroselinum sativum 1

Overview

A small genus with just 2 accepted species of aromatic, herbaceous, biennial plants in the Apiaceae family, originating from Europe and North Africa. Commonly known as parsley, they have bright green pinnate, often divided leaves. In the second year, they produce a tall flowering stem, carrying umbels of tiny white or greenish flowers. Both species are edible but P. crispum, or garden parsley, is most commonly cultivated as an annual garden herb for culinary purposes. Though a biennial, parsley is usually grown as an annual due to its leaves becoming more coarse in its second year.

Common problems

Propagation

Seed

Special Features

Attractive leaves