Mitsuba (Japanese Parsley) Plants

Mitsuba (Japanese Parsley) Plants


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Mitsuba is an easy care herb with a refreshing flavour profile.  It tastes similar to Celery, Parsley and Coriander, all rolled into one.  You won't find this in the shops, so if you are a Japanese cuisine lover, try growing this herb at home.  It loves a shady, moist spot.

Urban Bounty Mitsuba seedlings are a good sized plant that comes in a 1.5 litre pot.

What is Mitsuba?

Mitsuba (sometimes known as Japanese Parsley) is a biennial herb native to Japan. It means three leaves” in Japanese - a nod to the way the leaves grow on the tall, skinny stems.   Mitsuba is perfect for an Asian cuisine garden.  (You can also grow it in a pot on the patio, but expect it to be slightly smaller than if directly sown into the garden.)

How to use Mitsuba in the kitchen

This herb looks a little like flat-leaved parsley and can be used in salads, soups, stir fries and pasta. The leaves are used most often, but all parts of this herb are edible (many Japanese people use the roots as a vegetable and the sprouts in salads). Mitsuba has a fresh flavour - a little like Celery, Coriander and Parsley rolled into one! 

Growing conditions - Mitsuba 

Mitsuba likes moist, shady growing conditions (just like the forest floors that it originally came from). While it tolerates a little sun, it prefers shady spots (too much sun can make its leaves yellow and bitter). This herb adapts to most soil types, but thrives in rich, well draining soil. In the right conditions, it will grow to 30cm high.  

This plant is not frost hardy, or drought tolerant.  It dies back over winter, but will return for a second showing the following year. Mitsuba can spread. If you want to prevent it from self-seeding, cut back the blossoms before they go to seed.

Sweet Violets, Coriander and Chervil are good companion plants for Mitsuba.  

Climate and Seasonal Information

Plant Mitsuba in spring (before the heat of summer hits.)  This herb prefers a cooler climate.

We offer a replacement guarantee

To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

What will postage cost?

Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: 

How often do you dispatch?

To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

How do you package your products?

We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


Where do you deliver to? 

We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote:  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options:

Do you deliver to post office boxes?

Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.


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