Flat leaf Parsley
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Botanical name: Petroselinum crispum
Common name: French parsley
Plant Type: Biennial, Herb
Aromatic foliage Attractive to wildlife
Parsley is the herb of choice for a garnish, but it’s 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.
Petroselinum crispum has flat, deep-green leaves similar to coriander, with a stronger parsley flavour than curled parsley, P. crispum. Due to its stronger flavour, ‘French’ is better used in culinary dishes, rather than as a garnish.
How to grow Flat Leaf Parsley
Plant size: 60cm height: 30cm spread
Aspect: South facing, west facing
Position in border: Front
Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist
Flat leaf parsley and wildlife
Petroselinum is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.
Attractive to Bees