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Italian Parsley (Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum)

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Hardy biennial herb
Description:  Grown for its flavorful, flat, deep green leaves; flowers in the spring of the second season
Habit:  Low, mounded habit; grows up to 1 foot high and wide
Culture:  Prefers full sun and moderately rich, well-drained garden loam
Hardiness:  USDA Zones 5 through 9
Origin:  Europe
Attributes:  Attracts butterflies, fragrant foliage, edible

Parsley has a history of garden use dating back to the ancient Greeks when it was associated with death.  From that association came the saying "to be in need of Parsley," meaning to be dangerously ill and near death.  Thomas Jefferson grew both the Italian, or flat leaf, and curled types of Parsley as early as 1774, though the Italian is considered more flavorful than the curled types.  The curled forms originated by the first century A.D., when they were described by Pliny. zone5,zone6,zone7,zone8,zone9

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