Tall Curry, also known as Helichrysum Angustifolium, Helichrysum Italicum, or Curry Plant, is an evergreen perennial herb native to Southern Europe, Corsica, and Dalmatia. It has an upright habit of 18-24", spreading 24" wide. While clusters of yellow flowers bloom on mature plants, Tall Curry is primarily grown for its narrow silver foliage, which offers a bold curry aroma. This plant flourishes in full sun with regular water and is hardy to zone 7. Grow it in containers on the patio for quick kitchen access or in the herb garden.
This Variety Also Available as Non-Organic
Tall Curry Selling Tips
Sell Tall Curry to customers looking for a unique herb to add to the kitchen garden. This plant has many benefits to offer your customer. It is low-maintenance, insect and deer repellent, evergreen to zone 7, and has attractive aromatic foliage. This plant has cheerful clusters of small yellow flowers in July-September, and it flourishes in any well-drained soil with full sun and warm conditions. Any home cook will enjoy this plant for its wide variety of culinary applications; use it in salads, dressings, meats, and eggs, or as a garnish or potpourri. Curry Plant does well in herb gardens, landscape beds, xeriscapes, and patio containers.
Coach Your Customer
1. Space plants 20-24 inches apart in well-drained soil in full sun. Water regularly.
2. Leaves offer the best aroma and flavor before the plant flowers.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Tall Curry, use well-drained soil in full sun with light feed (100-175 ppm N), a pH of 5.8-6.2, and an EC (SME) of 1.5-2.1 mS/cm or an EC (pour-through) of 2.3-3.2 mS/cm. Use 4,000-6,000 foot candles on this daylength neutral plant. Plant one rooted liner per 4-inch container and pinch once, 7-10 days after transplanting. You may see fungus gnats and whiteflies. Take precautions to avoid root rot and botrytis.
Clusters of yellow flowers bloom from mid-summer through fall, but Curry Plant is primarily grown for its foliage.
Pinch once, 7-10 days after transplanting.
Space 4-inch containers as needed to allow airflow and penetration of light between plants. Tall Curry can grow to a 24" spread. We do not recommend planting rooted plugs in 1801 or other traditional market trays as they tend to get leggy and can develop fungus when they have insufficient space.
We do not recommend using chemical growth regulators on herbs or organic plants. If necessary, trim plants back to keep them from outgrowing containers.
You may see fungus gnats or whiteflies.
Tall Curry isn't disease prone but avoid oversaturating the soil. If the plant sits in moist soil at length, you could end up with root rot or botrytis. Botrytis grey rot tends to occur in wet or humid conditions. Take these steps to prevent botrytis: water in the morning and allow the plant to dry out between waterings; provide good airflow in your greenhouse; space plants so the sun can penetrate to the soil level. To best fight root rot in herbs, use an organic or garden-safe fungicide, like Neem Oil.
Planting Tall Curry Liners
We recommend planting on rooted plug per 4-inch, 5-inch, or 6-inch container. Use well-drained soil and completely bury the ellepot in the center of the pot.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Organic Herbs Tall Curry Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||5-6 Weeks|
|Bloom Period||Fall, Summer|
|Light||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 7-10|