This hardy evergreen silver leaved shrub releases the scent of curry when disturbed; the sunnier the position the better the smell. Although its flavour is not as strong as its smell it makes a pleasant addition to dishes.
- Flowers can be added to pot pourii
- Pleasant culinary herb
- Easy to grow and look after
- Striking silver foliage
Originating in the Mediterranean, Helichrysum comes from the Greek helios meaning sun and krysos meaning gold, referencing the profusion of golden flowers in summer, once used to decorate both Roman and Greek statues. The flowers on top of the silver foliage make a striking shrub for the garden, so long as you don’t mind the odd waft of curry!
- Height: 60-100cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Orange
- Flowering period: July - September
The foliage of curry plant is a good indicator that this herb loves full sun. The silver leaves help reflect the light and prevent water loss, so it is good for a well-drained site. It makes an attractive shrub in a pot, and given space will grow reasonably large and regular light pruning will help it stay smaller and more compact.
Though a very aromatic herb, curry plant is not used to make curries – which are a mixture of spices. The flavour is milder than the smell and is tasty added to egg, rice and vegetable dishes near the end of cooking time
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.