Helichrysum is a perennial, drought-tolerant plant with yellow flowers on upright, dusty grey foliage. Native to the Mediterranean, it is hardy to 15 degrees F, and grows to about 2 feet. This highly aromatic plant resembles the aroma of curry. This plant is the source of an essential oil widely used in perfumery and aromatherapy. Plant prefers full sun and dry, fast-draining soils. Sow seed on surface and press in hard. Light-dependent germinator will germinate within 2 weeks in warm soil.