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Helichrysum italicum – Curry plant

$7.50

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curry plant, Italian strawflower, immortelle

A tough woody perennial with soft silvery grey leaves. Clusters of soft yellow flowers are produced in summer. Ht: 30 – 50 cm

  • 9 cm pot

12 in stock

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Description

Common names: curry plant, Italian strawflower, immortelle

A native of the Mediterranean Helichrysum italicum is a tough woody perennial with soft silvery grey leaves. The plant has a scent of curry hence it’s name, but is not to be confused with the true curry tree- Murraya koenigii. The young shoots and leaves are used to flavour Mediterranean dishes, but are removed before serving. Clusters of soft yellow flowers are produced in summer. Flowers are a favourite of the little blue butterfly.

  • Ht 30 – 50 cm
  • Full sun
  • Well drained soil
  • 9 cm pot