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Helichrysum italicum (Curry plant)

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Plant description

helichrysum italicum curry plant 1

Helichrysum italicum is a perennial herb with silver grey foliage and yellow clusters of flowers in summer. The flowers can be dried for everlasting arrangements. The foliage is strongly herbal scented, and the flowers are medicinal, having anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties. It needs a sunny spot in well drained and open soil. Tolerates light frosts. grows to half a metre tall and a metre wide.

Propagation is by tip or semi hardwood cuttings.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: summer

Scent

The foliage is herbal and resinous scented

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: 0.2 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, arid.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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