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yarrow2

 

Hi everybody.  I was given two of these when someone was having a clear out.  I was given them with some herbs but didn't get the name of this one.  Planted them a month or so ago.  If you trail your hand in this foliage it smells distinctly herby - very strong and tangy.  One suggestion has been that it will grow tiny yellow flowers at the top of each strong.  The other suggestion was that it will stay as it is and that it is a herb of some kind.  Both of them are about a foot high and have not grown any taller in a month - if that helps at all.

Does anyone know it? 

Thanks in advance.

 

Lyn

Try Curry plant Helichrysu

m Italicum

yarrow2

That's it Lyn!  Thanks so much.  I'd thought I'd imagined the word 'curry' in the conversation at the time and so it subsequently slipped my mind.

Looks like santolina to me.........

I would also go with santolina. Yarrow, do the leaves smell like curry or more like lavender, that will answer your query. 

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nutcutlet

Not a curry plant, they don't have leaves like that

yarrow2

They smell very strongly like lavender.  Extremely strongly.  But - I think the person who gave them to me had also guessed they were curry plant but was not sure.  Sorry Lyn...looks like it is santolina right enough but I wouldn't have known it myself.  This is a great forum for these exchanges.  Such a lot learned and experienced and so much better than spending hours pouring through books or on the web. 

yarrow2

Oops...but we ARE on the web!

yarrow2

Thanks Edd.  Love those watering cans...really inventive idea.  Are they yours and how does it work?

 

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