Small hardy compact herb with spectacular grey foliage. The curry scented leaves have moth and insect repellent qualities, some saying it even repels cats.
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Availability date: 9/03/2013
OTHER COMMON NAME(S)
Everlasting, Golden Eternal Flower, Strawflower, Immortelle, Licorice Plant
Native to Central Europe, including France and Italy.
This perennial herb grows up to 60cm in height. Hardy to full sun, moderate frost and drought conditions but prefers free draining soils. Small vivid yellow flowers bloom in summer.
Use leaves sparingly in cooking to impart a curry like flavour in casseroles, soups and vegetable dishes.
Ancient Romans used the leaves to repel moths from indoor areas. Still used to this day by many to repel moths from wardrobes by hanging a dried bunch inside.
Essential oil known for its many medicinal and uplifting qualities is extracted from the flowers. Used in aromatherapy, soaps, toiletries, cosmetics, perfumery and candles.
|Size||Small shrub (to 1m)|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|
|Harvest Season||Year round|