Botanical name: Helichrysum italicum
Other names: Curry plant, Helichrysum angustifolium
Species: H. italicum - H. italicum is a small, bushy, evergreen sub-shrub with linear, silver-grey, aromatic leaves and clusters of small, yellow flowers in summer.
Helichrysum italicum is: Evergreen
Flower: Yellow in Summer
Foliage: Silvery-grey in All seasons
Fragrance: Leaves smell strongly of curry.
Habit: Bushy, Erect
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Pests: Generally pest-free.
Specific diseases: Powdery mildew
Pruning: Pruning group 10 in spring.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Helichrysum italicum (Curry plant) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Containers, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Rock
Cultivation: Plant in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Protect from winter wet and cold, drying winds.
Soil type: Chalky, Loamy
Soil drainage: Well-drained
Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: South, East, West
Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)
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This plant is wonderful. I love silver velvety leaves and beautiful yellow flowers. The disappointment is: plant is not really culinary; it's suffering from cold weather and exposed side; if it doesn't have sun enough it becomes leggy then slowly dies.
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