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  • curry plant / Helichrysum italicum
  • Eventual height: 0.4m
  • Eventual spread: 0.75m

Curry plant

curry plant / Helichrysum italicum

8.5cm pot £5.99
8.5cm pot £5.99
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, poor to moderately-fertile, neutral to alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: frost hardy

    Dark yellow flowerheads from summer to autumn and intensely aromatic silver-grey leaves. Curry plant is grown in the herb garden for its ornamental value and intriguing, curry-like scent. The silver-grey leaves contrast well with dark-leaved herbs and may be added dried to give a spicy aroma to pot-pourri.

  • Garden care: Curry plants growing in frost-prone areas should be protected with a thick mulch of straw or well-rotted garden compost. Reduce the stems in spring to prevent the plant from becoming straggly
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