PO Box 567
Lilydale, Vic 3140
Phone (03) 9735 3831

Helichrysum italicum serotinum 'Korma'

Curry Plant

Plant Type Small shrub
Flower Colour Mustard
Leaf Shape Needle like
Leaf Colour Grey
Sun/Shade Part-full sun
Climate Min Cool temperate
Climate Max Sub trop
Drought Dry periods
Coastal No
Frost Moderate
Native Exotic
Flower Months Dec-Feb



There are many scented plants available and one of the most unusual is that of the Curry Plant (Helichrysum italicum serotinum).  As the common name implies this plant has a strong aroma of curry.  ‘Korma’ is a selected form of the Curry Plant with silvery white foliage and large yellow flower heads.


‘Korma’ grows to around 80cm tall and 45cm wide and will make an excellent small formal hedge if clipped or informal hedge if left alone.  The sulphur yellow flowers appear above the white foliage over summer.  The foliage gives off a delightful curry like aroma when its brushed or when it is in full sun.


‘Korma’ is a chance seedling selected by Probate Seeds of Cambridge for its unusual foliage and pleasant fragrance.  Plant in patio tubs, as a border, formal hedge or scattered amongst a perennial garden bed.  The silver foliage looks good with Santolina ‘Bowles Lemon’, Lavandula ‘Hidcote Pink’ and  Lavandula ‘Imperial Gem’.


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