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curry plant - Helichrysum italicum

curry plant -  Helichrysum italicum (Helichrysum italicum (Curry Plant))

Curry plant smélls strongly like curry spices. When curry plant is mentioned with food, it is always used sparingly, a few leaves in a mayonnaise or a sprig tucked in a cavity of a chicken. The flavour is not curry but is strong. It is also difficult to describe. However, trimming curry plant in the garden will leave you pleasantly reeking like an Indian restaurant the rest of the day.

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I have a curry plant in my garden Hilda , I like to touch it and smell it but my hubby hates it .......

29 May, 2010


Oh, such a pity then ;-)

29 May, 2010


I bought a lovely helichrysum italicum curry plant from a nursery which is about 60cm high, since I m bonsai lover I intend to cut it back to 40cm high to train it as a bonsai. can you cut back a curry tree?

Thanks for your help


14 Dec, 2010


Hi Dennis,

I have no idea, but am almost certain that you can. I have trimmed mine already, and have to do so again, for it has grown quite large. I think if I do so, it will become much more 'bushy', a nicer plant.
Hope this helps,
Hilda (from now on grandmother-of-four ;-)

15 Dec, 2010

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