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Petroselinum crispum

Parsley

  • Botanical name: Petroselinum crispum
  • Common name: Parsley
  • Family: Apiaceae
  • Plant Type: Biennial, Herb
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Parsley is the herb of choice for a garnish, but it is also used in bouquet garnis, as the main ingredient in parsley sauce, and as an ingredient in soups and fish dishes. Native to the mediterranean, it’s a rich source of vitamin C and iron, and is said to cure bad breath and cleanse the skin.

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Petroselinum crispum has good-flavoured dark green leaves. Leaves may be frozen but flavour is better when eaten fresh.

How to grow Petroselinum crispum

  • Plant size

    40cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

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Harvest
Harvest

Do not Harvest in January

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Do not Harvest in May

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Do not Harvest in October

Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

Petroselinum crispum and wildlife

Petroselinum crispum is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Petroselinum crispum poisonous?

Petroselinum crispum can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Petroselinum crispum

Rumex sanguineus
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