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Forest Green Parsley

Petroselinum crispum 'Forest Green'

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Forest Green Parsley (Petroselinum crispum 'Forest Green') at GardenWorks

Forest Green Parsley foliage

Forest Green Parsley foliage

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Height:  12 inches

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  8b

Description:

This variety produces aromatic, curled foliage that stays deep green all summer; use in soups, salads or as a garnish; requires a well prepared fertilized soil and even moisture

Edible Qualities

Forest Green Parsley is a perennial herb that is typically grown for its edible qualities. The fragrant ferny compound dark green leaves are usually harvested from late spring to mid summer. The leaves have a bitter taste and a light fragrance.

The leaves are most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Drying
  • Seasoning

Features & Attributes

Forest Green Parsley's attractive fragrant ferny compound leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

This is a dense herbaceous perennial herb with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage. This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Aside from its primary use as an edible, Forest Green Parsley is sutiable for the following landscape applications;

  • Herb Gardens
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Forest Green Parsley will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and tends to be biennial, meaning that it puts on vegetative growth the first year, flowers the second, and then dies.

This plant is typically grown in a designated herb garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Forest Green Parsley is a good choice for the edible garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a canvas of foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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Disclaimer - This Plant Database is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact your favourite GardenWorks location directly for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit GardenWorks to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.