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Japanese Parsley, Mitsuba

Delicious herb with mild flavors of celery and parsley. Leaves and stalks are excellent used fresh in salads or soups and added to vegetable dishes or stir fry in the last stages of cooking. For best flavor, avoid overcooking. Allow some reseeding for longevity in the garden.

Companion Plants



Cilantro (Coriander)

Plant Details

  • Common name

    Japanese Parsley, Mitsuba

  • Botanical name

    Cryptotaenia japonica

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 4 (-30°F) to USDA Zone 9 (20°F)

  • Light

    Part sun

  • Height

    8-10" (20-25 cm)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Fertilize with an all-purpose fertilizer

  • Water

    Prefers moist, well-drained soil

  • Bloom Color


  • Bloom Time


  • Maintenance

    Shear back lightly after bloom to prevent unwanted seeding

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Asian Herbs Collection