1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006
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curry

Helichrysum italicum 'Dwarf'

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Zone 8 – 11
Mature Height:
12-18”
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Silver-grey needle-like foliage smells like curry-delightful to brush against in the garden. Not commonly used for culinary purposes. 10” tall with yellow, button-like flowers. Helichrysum essential oil is reputed to be good for bruises and varicose veins.

Not very tasty, curry plant smells strongly like curry spices, but is not where curry seasoning, which is actually a blend of many different herbs, comes from. When used with food, it is always used sparingly, with a few leaves in a mayonnaise or a sprig tucked in a cavity of a chicken.