Helichrysum italicum subsp. serotinum

Common Name : curry plantType : Sub-shrubHabit : BushyFoliage : EvergreenHeight : 0.1-0.5 metresSpread : 10-50 cmFlower colour : YellowFlowering from : Juneto JulyFoliage colour : Siver-greenHardiness : H5
Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°
Sunlight : Full SunMoisture : Well-drainedSeason of interest : Summer - AutumnFragrant

Helichrysum italicum is a flowering plant of the daisy family Asteraceae. It is sometimes called the curry plant because of the strong smell of its leaves. It grows on dry, rocky or sandy ground around the Mediterranean. The stems are woody at the base and can reach 60 cm or more in height. The clusters of yellow flowers are produced in Summer, they retain their colour after picking and are used in dried flower arrangements.


 

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