Curled parsley has beautiful, dark green leaves well known as the classic garnish for deviled eggs and an ingredient in tabbouleh (parsley salad) or white clam sauce for pasta. However, it has many more uses. Hardy through zones 7 and warmer, it is a great winter garden plant and looks beautiful in containers with pansies or other winter colour. It is also a favorite food of the black swallowtail caterpillar, so you can plant extra to attract these beautiful butterflies to your garden. The nutritious leaves are high in iron and in vitamins A, C, and E. The high chlorophyll content makes it a natural breath sweetener, too. Frost tolerant. Great in containers.
Planting time Spring, fall
Features Deeply curled, frilly green leaves
Light Sun to part shade Soil Well drained
Plant spacing 12 to 18 inches
Plant size: 1 foot tall Garden use Herb and flower beds, borders, containers
Culinary use Garnish, seasoning, salads, palate cleanser