Curry plant (Helichrysum italicum subsp. serotinum)
Curry plant (Helichrysum italicum subsp. serotinum) is a shrub that can grow 10cm – 50cm tall and 50cm – 1.5m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Curry plant (Helichrysum italicum subsp. serotinum).
This plant is commonly known as curry plant.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 2-5 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: curry plant
Scientific name: Helichrysum italicum subsp. serotinum
Plant type: Shrubs
Height: 10cm – 50cm
Spread: 50cm – 1.5m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Informal Garden, Mediterranean Garden, Patio & Container Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding, Low Maintenance, Wall-side Borders
Shrubs are fundamental elements in any garden.
They add color and interest throughout the seasons with their wide variety of flowers, foliage, fruits, trunks and stems.
Whatever the size or style of your garden, the permanent woody structure or the foliage of evergreen shrubs will give the space shape and dimension.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Curry plant (Helichrysum italicum subsp. serotinum), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Curry plant (Helichrysum italicum subsp. serotinum) is a plant that adapts to all types of soils, chalk, clay, loam or sand.
The chalky soil is pale and contains chunks of calcium-rich rock. It is a fertile and well-draining soil, almost always alkaline.
Clay soil is composed of more than 25 percent clay particles. These particles have a high moisture holding capacity and the soil is heavy to dig and can be waterlogged in winter (dry in summer).
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Helichrysum italicum subsp. serotinum likes to grow in moist but well drained or well drained soils.
Curry plant (Helichrysum italicum subsp. serotinum) should be grown in full sun places.