(Helichrysum italicum, Helichrysum angustifolium)
Other Names - Curry Plant, Immortelle, Everlasting Flower
Origins - Southern Europe, and the Mediterranean.
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 7-9.
Bloom - Summer.
Approx. up to 2 ft (60 cm).
This plant loves Sun, but will also grow in semi-shaded locations in light, well drained soils. While Helichrysum italicum does not like excessive amounts of moisture, it is
drought tolerant. For compact
Propagation - By stem cuttings, by division, and by seeds.
Other - While not related to true Curry (Murraya koenigii), Helichrysum italicum's deep aroma does
match well that of curry spice. Most of sources I came across state that this plant is hardy for zones 8-9. I cultivate it for the last 4
plant did really well. Both, attractive, soft silver foliage and mellow-yellow blooms are aromatic, and their essential oil has application in perfumery and commercial drinks, and
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