Petroselinum species

Botanical Name: Petroselinum species

Common Name(s): Parsley

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Description:

Parsley, one of the most popular culinary herbs, is excellent for flavouring or garnishing a variety of savoury dishes. Curly parsley (P. crispum) has tightly packed, crinked leaves while Italian or flat- leaf parsley (P. var. neapolitanum) has smooth, flat leaves. Curly parsley makes a lovely border in the flower garden and is also excellent as a container plant. When planted alongside roses, it helps to curb insect pests by attracting beneficial insects, like ladybirds, which feed on aphids.

Family: Apiaceae

Botanical Pronunciation: pet-roh-sel-EE-num

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Semi Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Half Sun
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Moderate Watering
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Pruning Required

Flowers

Foliage

Maintenance

Never allow the soil to dry out.

 

Origin

Sardinia, Turkey and Algeria.

Planting Instructions

As parsley develops long, tap-like roots it is best planted out from seed trays as soon as possible.

Possible Problems

Never allow the soil to dry out.

Propagation

Propagate from seed. As parsley develops long, tap-like roots it is best planted out from seed trays as soon as possible.

Recommended Varieties

Curly parsley (P. crispum) has tightly packed, crinked leaves while Italian or flat- leaf parsley (P. var. neapolitanum) has smooth, flat leaves.

 

Size

300mm *

Uses

Parsley, one of the most popular culinary herbs, is excellent for flavouring or garnishing a variety of savoury dishes.
Uses:: Cullinary: yes | Medicinal: | Cultural: | Commercial: | Cosmetics: | Other Uses: | Part Used: | Attracts: | Features:

When to Sow

Spring , Autumn/fall

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