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 color. 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. Great in containers.
Features: Deeply curled, frilly 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