Curry PLANT (LIVE STARTER PLANT) PERENNIAL HERB
Helichrysum italicum ,Curry Plant
Outstanding for planting near walkways, decks and patios where scent can be enjoyed. Excellent cut flowers for fresh or dried arrangements. Popular for sachets and potpourri.
A unique herb to add to the kitchen garden. It is low-maintenance, insect and deer repellent, evergreen to zone 7, and has attractive aromatic foliage. This plant has cheerful clusters of small yellow flowers in July-September, and it flourishes in any well-drained soil with full sun and warm conditions.
Any home cook will enjoy this plant for its wide variety of culinary applications; use it in salads, dressings, meats, and eggs, or as a garnish or potpourri. Curry Plant does well in herb gardens, landscape beds, xeriscapes, and patio containers.
Tall Curry, also known as Helichrysum Angustifolium, Helichrysum Italicum, or Curry Plant, is an evergreen perennial herb native to Southern Europe, Corsica, and Dalmatia. It has an upright habit of 18-24", spreading 24" wide. While clusters of yellow flowers bloom on mature plants, Tall Curry is primarily grown for its narrow silver foliage, which offers a bold curry aroma. This plant flourishes in full sun with regular water and is hardy to zone 7. Grow it in containers on the patio for quick kitchen access or in the herb garden.
Perennial herbs can be planted anytime from spring through fall. Plant annual herbs in the spring.
Herbs are ideal for containers. Pots can be brought indoors for the winter and placed near a sunny window for a continuous harvest year-round.
Prepare the garden by breaking up the existing soil (use a hoe, spade, or power tiller) to a depth of 12-16” (30-40cm). Add organic matter such as manure, peat moss or garden compost until the soil is loose and easy to work. Organic ingredients improve drainage, add nutrients, and encourage earthworms and other organisms that help keep soil healthy.