Helichrysum italicum

Helichrysum italicum

Curry plant

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Helichrysum italicum
  • Common name: Curry plant
  • Plant type: Shrub

Height: 60cm

Spread: 80cm

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Silver
  • Features: Aromatic foliage, Flowers

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As the common name suggests, the narrow, silvery-grey leaves of the curry plant, Helichrysum italicum, strongly of curry. It's a dense, dwarf sub-shrub bearing small, bright yellow flowers throughout summer.

For best results grow Helichrysum italicum in a sunny, sheltered position in well-drained soil. Prune regularly to maintain a compact plant.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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