Parsley – Italian
Petroselimum crispum 'Neapolitanum'

Zone: Not hardy; grow as an annual
Height: 6-12"

General: Large, flat, deeply cut dark green leaves with mild fragrance and rich flavor. Used fresh or dried to flavor soups, stews and salads. Great garnish. Great in sauces, stuffing's, butters and with fish.

Culinary Uses: A very versatile herb known for its use in Italian cooking. Use as a garnish or for flavoring in any dish, works well fresh or cooked. When dried, however, parsley loses a lot of flavor.

Medicinal Uses: Rich in vitamins A, C, E, and K as well as minerals, especially iron. The herb is also known for its high content of antioxidants. This plant has historically been used to treat all kinds of maladies but has most recently been credited with lowering blood sugar levels, acting as a diuretic to support kidney function and as an antiseptic.

Ornamental Uses: Flat leaf parsley has, just as the name suggest, flat dark green leaves, as well as the capability to grow quickly. It also helps to attract beneficial insects and butterflies.

*Research all plants before use. Silverleaf doesn't condone or endorse any medicinal plant use. Any one planning to use plants for medical purposes should check with a physician first.