Petroselinum crispum, also known as parsley, is a versatile herb that can add culinary and ornamental value to an Arizona pollinator garden. In addition to its uses in the kitchen, parsley is a host plant for the larvae of the eastern black swallowtail butterfly, making it a valuable addition for supporting local ecosystems.
Parsley produces small, yellow-green flowers that are attractive to native bees, including sweat bees and mason bees. By planting parsley in a pollinator garden, gardeners can support both butterfly and bee populations while adding visual interest and diversity to their garden.
Flowers: Fall, Winter
Origin: Eastern Mediterranean
Size: 6-12 inches tall, 9-12 inches wide
Sun: Full sun
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Well-draining soil rich in organic matter
Temperature: Parsley is frost tolerant but can struggle in extreme heat
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Parsley serves as a host plant for the black swallowtail butterfly larvae. The flowers of parsley attract many species of pollinators, including bees and butterflies.
Notes: Parsly is a fall and winter plant in the low desert.
Photo by carpica
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