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Helichrysum italicum /Curry

Helichrysum italicum    / Helichrysum italicum
Grows to 2 feet tall
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Grows to 2 feet tall

Has dusty gray foliage

A large mature spreading specimen of the Curry plant

Silvery-gray foliage

Close view of the thick, fleshy Curry foliage

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Scientific Name: Helichrysum italicum
Common Name: Curry
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Landscape Categories: Herb
Comments: Normally the foliage is a dusty gray, but new flushes of growth are green. This is a medicinal plant and not the spice used in cooking. The oils of curry plants, sometimes confused with strawflowes, are used for some medical purposes. Flowers are used as dried material.