5 years to reach maturity
This plant has a strong fragrance
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Curry Plant Overview
Helichrysum italicum is an evergreen perennial that produces attractive silvery-green, curry-scented foliage. Commonly known by the name Curry Plant, it is used to flavour dishes, however needs to be removed before serving. It can also be used in hand creams and potpourris. This low maintenance shrub is a member of the Asteraceae family, and only needs a prune in late summer to maintain a compact habit.
Common problems with Curry Plant
Curry Plant Companion Plants
How to harvest Curry Plant
Stems can be cut from this to use the leaves as a herb.
How to propagate Curry Plant
Sow late spring over the top of moist compost. Do not cover the seeds as they need light to germinate. Takes up to 2 weeks to germinate at 18-23 Degrees.
Semi-ripe cuttings can be made during the spring. Cut approximately a palms width of new growth (more if you have small hands) remover the lower leaves and place into compost. Cuttings should be taken from healthy material.
Lifting and dividing this plant is possible during the Spring
Special features of Curry Plant
Flowers appear in spring and summer and are an attractive yellow colour.
Other uses of Curry Plant
The oil from this plant is used as a homoeopathic medicine