Grown as an annual, 'Moss Curled' parsley can grow through fall and into winter because of its cold tolerance. It has a milder flavor than flat-leaved types and can enhance almost any food, in flavor and in beauty. It is a very nutritious herb (vitamins A, B, C), and freshens breath. Pair with flowers in ornamental plantings, and grow indoors in the winter!
Botanical Name: Petroselinum crispum
Native: Widely cultivated; origin unknown
Hardiness: Biennial grown as an annual because the best flavor comes from first year leaves. Leaves become bitter when flowers appear in the second year.
Plant Dimensions: 10"–12" tall and wide
Variety Information: Mounding plants with dark green, deeply cut, curled leaves with a milder flavor than flat-leaf types.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade