These denizens of sunny, dry sites are grown mainly for their handsome, woolly leaves.Helichrysum petiolare
From South Africa. Grows to 1 1/2–3 ft. tall, with trailing stems to 4 ft. White, woolly, inch-long leaves; insignificant flowers. A licorice aroma is sometimes noticeable—in hot, still weather, for example, or when leaves are dry.
‘Licorice Splash’ has variegated yellow-green foliage. ‘Limelight’ has luminous light chartreuse leaves. ‘Variegatum’ has leaves with white markings and is often grown as an annual.
From South Africa. Grows to 1 1/2–3 ft. tall, with trailing stems to 4 ft. White, woolly, inch-l...
Single-stemmed species. Outdoors, grows 6–10 ft. tall and 3–6 ft. wide. Often called parlo...
One of the showiest perennials for shade in mild climates. Grows to 2 ft. high and wide, with broad cl...