Care and Planting Instructions

Plant in the spring after all danger of frost has passed in a location that will receive full sun to partial shade. Space plants 12″ apart in poor to average soil that is well-drained. Does well in containers or mixed pots. Plant height 12-24″.

To help your curry overwinter add a layer of organic mulch around your Curry Plant in the fall. Cut back the old wood in spring. Repels insects. Deer and rabbit resistant.

Curry Plant
helichrysum angustifolium

Curry plant, originating in Turkey, is an herb that is primarily grown for its ornamental qualities, though the name might lead to other conclusions. It does have a strong curry scent, however, and its aroma is useful in closets and drawers to repel moths and spiders. In the garden, it has an excellent compact bushy habit with silvery needle-like foliage and bright yellow flower clusters.

Harvested leaves and flowers may be used fresh during the growing season. To dry: pinch off the leaves and flowers during the growing season and before the first frost. Place leaves and flowers in a paper bag to dry, store in a cool, dark and dry place. Once dried, place the dried leaves and flowers into cloth sachet bags to help repel moths and spiders in storage areas and closets.