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Helichrysum italicum 15-20cm

Helichrysum italicum 15-20cm

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Product Description

Helichrysum italicum, commonly known as Italian Everlasting or Curry Plant, is a small, aromatic perennial shrub native to the Mediterranean region, particularly Italy. This member of the Asteraceae family is highly regarded for its fragrant leaves and its use in various culinary, medicinal, and ornamental applications. Italian Everlasting typically reaches a height of 30-60 centimeters (12-24 inches) and features narrow, silver-gray leaves that are covered in fine hairs. These leaves exude a delightful fragrance reminiscent of curry, which is why it is sometimes referred to as Curry Plant. In summer, it produces small, yellow, daisy-like flowers that are not only attractive but also beneficial for pollinators like bees and butterflies. Helichrysum italicum is a versatile and hardy plant, often grown in herb gardens, rockeries, or as a fragrant ground cover.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: Italian Everlasting thrives in Mediterranean climates and is well-suited to regions with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. It is heat and drought-tolerant.

  2. Sunlight: Plant your Helichrysum italicum in a location that receives full sun. It requires ample sunlight for robust growth and the development of aromatic leaves.

  3. Soil: Provide well-draining, sandy or loamy soil with good fertility. Italian Everlasting prefers slightly alkaline to neutral soil with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5.

  4. Watering: Water your Curry Plant moderately, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings. It is drought-tolerant once established, but regular watering helps maintain its fragrance.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weeds.

  6. Fertilization: Helichrysum italicum generally does not require heavy fertilization. An occasional application of a balanced, low-nitrogen fertilizer in the spring can provide essential nutrients.

  7. Pruning: Prune your Italian Everlasting as needed to maintain its shape and encourage bushier growth. You can also trim it after flowering to promote a more compact form.

  8. Pests and Diseases: This plant is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, watch for issues like aphids or spider mites and address them if they appear.

  9. Spacing: When planting multiple Helichrysum italicum shrubs, space them approximately 30-45 centimeters (12-18 inches) apart to allow for their mature size and to create a dense ground cover.

  10. Propagation: You can propagate Curry Plant through stem cuttings taken in spring or early summer. Plant cuttings in well-draining soil or a suitable rooting medium.

Helichrysum italicum is a versatile and aromatic plant that can add flavor and fragrance to your garden, herb garden, or rockery. Its distinctive curry-like scent and drought tolerance make it a delightful choice for both culinary and ornamental purposes. With proper care and attention to its specific requirements, it can thrive and become a valued addition to your outdoor space.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 15-20cm

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