I have an interesting herb in my garden called Helichrysum angustifolium or Curry Plant. It's not the origin of what is commonly called curry (which is actually made up of a number of different spices). Instead it's an herb which smells more like curry than it tastes. It is edible, though, and I hear it is sometimes added to cream cheese sandwiches and salads in Great Britain. I just may have to try that at my next afternoon tea party. In the meantime it is a very pretty plant in my garden, and I love trimming it. Anytime you brush up against it or start pruning, the smell takes you away on an exotic Indian escapade. That is reason enough to have it in a garden.
A couple notes, if you're interested in growing it:
- it likes full sun to partial shade
- it needs good drainage and normal water for best effect
- USDA hardiness zone 5
- it can get to be about 2-3 feet tall and wide and blooms in the summer
- scroll to the bottom of this entry to see a picture of it in my garden