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PlantFiles: Italian Parsley, Flat-Leaf Parsley, Large-leaf Parsley
Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum 'Italian Flat Leaf'

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Petroselinum (pet-roh-sel-EE-num) (Info)
Species: crispum var. neapolitanum
Cultivar: Italian Flat Leaf
Additional cultivar information: (aka Italian Giant, Gigante D'italia)

Synonym:Petroselinum neapolitanum
Synonym:Petroselinum sativum
Synonym:Petroselinum hortense

4 vendors have this plant for sale.

5 members have or want this plant for trade.


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12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
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Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive DMgardener On Sep 27, 2009, DMgardener from (Daniel) Mount Orab, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

The flavor is a bit much for me, but otherwise this is a very good plant to grow. The germination and groweth is fabulous! Both are very fast. I can not wait to grow again next year!

Positive dmj1218 On May 3, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Flat, glossy dark green leaves have a strong parsley/celery for fresh use. Stiff, upright leaves. A regular staple in my winter to spring herb garden.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
Battle Creek, Michigan
Galesburg, Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Mount Orab, Ohio
Thompsons Station, Tennessee
Houston, Texas (2 reports)

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