Belonging to the Petroselinum genus, Curly leaf parsley has a botanical name of Petroselinum crispum var. crispum.
Parsley is a biennial herb with a fleshy root and compound leaves. Dense fine foliage, closely curled, very dark green. It has plain cream coloured flowers grouped in umbelles and small dry seeds.
Excellent for flavouring soups, salads, stews or as a garnish. Very good for freezing.
Attracts caterpillars (Black Swallowtail)
Blooms typically mature to a diameter of 0.2 cm (0.08 inches imperial) and produce a herb fragrance, whilst displaying in these approximate colours: Yellow-green and Cream. The mature flowers are of a clustered form. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Camouflage green and Sandy brown. Leaves appear approximately as a Kelly green and La Salle Green
Curly leaf parsley grows as a biennial and is a flowering edible herb / vegetable. Being a biennial plant, it tends to grow best over the course of two years.
Curly leaf parsley is known for growing with a phorb habit to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (that's 1.95 feet in imperial). This plant tends to bloom in early summer, followed by first harvests in early autumn.
Try planting Curly leaf parsley if you'd like to attract butterflies to your garden.
Romania is believed to be where Curly leaf parsley originates from.
Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Curly leaf parsley is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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Biennial, so remove the flowers when they form to help the plant produce more leaves.
Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Zone 5 to 9 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Planting Curly leaf parsley in loamy soil with a ph of between 5.6 and 6.0 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil. Keep in mind when planting that Curly leaf parsley is thought of as hardy, so this plant will grow or become dormant during the winter.
See our list of companion Plants for Curly leaf parsley to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
Sow in early spring in a sunny or partially shaded location in rich soil. Keep soil moist. Hasten germination by soaking seeds for 24 hours in lukewarm water as germination can be slowSow at a depth of approx. 0.25 inches (0.64 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 6.83 inches (17.5 cm) between Curly leaf parsley plants. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 10°C / 50°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Curly leaf parsley about 35 days before your last frost date .
Plant in clumps in in a partly shaded site for summer use or if to be overwintered choose a more sunny position.As Curly leaf parsley is hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.
Leaves can be picked at any time,
Seed viability is one year.
These estimates for how long Curly leaf parsley takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.
Average 12 days | Min 1 days | Max 29 days (138)
Average 23 days | Min 12 days | Max 56 days (7)
Average 61 days | Min 11 days | Max 561 days (17)
Our when to plant Curly leaf parsley estimates are relative to your last frost date.
As well as its culinary properties, parsley has been grown traditionally for remedies to help skin ailments and itching as well as its diuresis and laxative properties
Curly parsley, Parsely parsnip, Persil, Parsley
Petroselinum crispum, Petroselinum hortense, Petroselinum sativum
Misspellings: Curley leaf parsley, curly-leaf parsley
This is a lovely curly-leaf parsley. Very good flavor. Takes a long time to germinate, but then again, all parsley does.
KiriBean about growing Parsley 'Forest Green' (OP)
More seeds of Parsley Plain or single and Parsley extra triple curled were started today.
Kevalsha about growing Parsley Extra Tripple curled