Skip to Content
American Meadows (USD) English
Home / Perennials / Silver Curry Bush (Helichrysum)

Silver Curry Bush (Helichrysum)

Helichrysum tianshanicum
SKU: HC014588
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
No longer available this season.
Silver Curry Bush is a small growing evergreen plant from Western China that has clusters of yellow yarrow-like flowers and bright white foliage. It thrives in dry, hot conditions and is very cold tolerant. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Helichrysum tianshanicum
Growing Zones
Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Fragrant, Evergreen, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
18-24" tall
Bloom Time
Early to late summer


18-24" tall x 30-36" wide. A fabulous, recent introduction to American horticulture, Silver Curry bush hails from the distant and very cold Tian Shan Mountains on the border between Kazakhstan and western China. The fine textured, evergreen foliage is pure white in bright sun; it’s the plant’s most attractive feature. When brushed, the leaves give off the pleasant scent of curry. The small yellow yarrow-like flowers appear in mid-summer but aren’t very showy. This is a plant that thrives in extreme conditions thriving in hot, dry sites with cold winters. Yet it does extremely well in the mild climate of the Pacific Northwest. A very versatile small shrub! Cut back by a foot every 3 to 4 years to re-invigorate it and give it a compact shape. Low fertility, well-drained soil. Plant with Lavender and Russian sage.
Pioneers in sustainable gardening

Together, we’re improving the earth, one garden at a time

celebrating earth day, every day

High Country Gardens was founded with a mission to make sustainable gardening accessible to every gardener, and we believe the natural world needs champions now more than ever. We're your source for expert advice, a passionate community, and plants that are beautiful, resilient, and beneficial to a healthy ecosystem.