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Curry Plant

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Helichrysum italicum Korma

Bright yellow summer flowers over silver evergreen foliage

This impressive evergreen has beautiful silver-white leaves with a mouth watering curry smell when crushed. Small mustard-yellow blooms appear from July to August. This plant has something to offer year-round.

Where?

Fabulous in a mixed border, gravel garden or use to edge a pathway or in a container.

How?

Happy in well drained soil, add some coarse grit to the planting hole if your soil is heavy and liable to be very wet in winter. Will need protection from frost. Use a good quality general purpose compost for container growing and raise the pot on 'pot feet' through the winter months to help with drainage.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Herb, Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn
Flowering April - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 50 cm - 60 cm
Plant width 80 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 55 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H3

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Rock garden, Mediterranean garden, Gravel garden, Patio container, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From April to September