Common Name: Curry Plant
Latin Name: Helichrysum angustifolium
Description: Small shrub with thin, greyish-green foliage and clusters of small yellow flowers in summer. Distinctive curry fragrance, especially on a warm summers day. Perennial. 30cm.
Harvesting: Harvest early in the morning and use fresh or dried.
Best Results: Prune after flowering to prevent plant from becoming woody.
Uses: Leaves do not have particular flavour but scented oils can be extracted by seething them in hot oil on a low temperature for three minutes.
Companion: Plant for silver accent amongst rockeries or flowerbeds. Plants with silver foliage such as this are brilliant in the night time garden.