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Helichrysum italicum (Curry plant)

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Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Helichrysum italicum

Other names: Curry plant, Helichrysum angustifolium

Genus: Helichrysum

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)

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Pests: Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Pruning group 10 in spring.. REGISTER to

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to

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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

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)

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