Derived from the Greek word petroselinon, meaning “rock celery,” parsley gets its name because it grows well in rocks and in walls. It has its origins in Southern Europe and is mostly known for its culinary uses. Its popularity is often attributed to the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles the Great, who had the herb grown all over his property.


Best known for its culinary uses, parsley can be thrown into soups fresh or dried, mixed in with meat or used as a garnish. Add it to rice or bread or sauces. It is rich in antioxidants and a great source of vitamins A and C.


Planting and Care

Plant Parsley in the spring when the soil is around 70 degrees. The soil should be well draining, rich in organic matter and get 6 or more hours of sunlight. Place each plant about 8 to 10 inches apart. Parsley can grow 18 to 24 inches tall. Make sure to keep it well watered, especially in times of high heat.

Harvest and Storage

When the stems have at least 3 segments, they can be harvested. Start with the outside stems to allow the inner stems to grow. You can keep parsley fresh by putting the stalks in water in the refrigerator. If you’d prefer to dry it, cut at the stem, bundle with string or rubber bands and hang in a well-ventilated, warm, shaded space. Once dried, you can crush the leaves and store them in an air-tight container.

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Parsley Varieties Offered (Scientific Name: Petroselinum crispum)

We will offer the following parsley herb varieties for the upcoming planting season and typically, we offer these same varietals each year:

As always, our plants are subject to availability.

Don’t see what you are looking for? If there is a particular variety of parsley you are looking for, please reach out to us via email or phone to discuss.  We love to hear from our customers about what they are looking for and strive to accommodate any special requests.

Italian Parsley (also known as flat-leaf parsley)
Italian Giant Parsley (The Giant of Italy Parsley)
Triple Curled Parsley

Young's Greenhouse Recipes with Parsley