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Helichrysum italicum (Curry plant)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
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0.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Helichrysum italicum

Other names

Curry plant, Helichrysum angustifolium

Genus

Helichrysum 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

Fragrance

Leaves smell strongly of curry.

Habit

Bushy, Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Silvery-grey in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 10 in spring.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Helichrysum italicum

Other names

Curry plant, Helichrysum angustifolium

Genus

Helichrysum 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.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Leaves smell strongly of curry.

Habit

Bushy, Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Silvery-grey in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 10 in spring.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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