Italian Petroselinum crispum is a flat-leaved plant valued for its strong flavor and used as the parsley of choice for Italian cooking. The leaves are dark green and deeply cut, and the plant grows taller than curly parsley. Italian parsley is not particularly attractive as a border plant, but it makes up for it in flavor.
It is the best parsley for drying or freezing, and it is cold and heat tolerant and disease resistant. In the language of flowers, it represents gratitude. Zone 4 to 9.