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Licorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare)
Licorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare)

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Zones 16, 17, 22-25, 27
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Regular Water
Moderate

Helichrysum petiolare

Licorice Plant
Asteraceae (Compositae)
Annuals, Perennials

HELICHRYSUM

The best known species in this genus is Helichrysum bracteatum, the annual strawflower used in fresh and dry arrangements. Most of the species of this genera, though less familiar, are choice plants for landscape use.

Helichrysum petiolare

Helichrysum petioloare, or licorice plant, is originally from South Africa. It grows 1 1/2 to 3 ft. high, 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.

Helichrysum petiolare ‘Limelight’
Helichrysum petiolare ‘Limelight’

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'Limelight'

Grows 1 1/2 to 3 ft. high, with stems trailing to 4 ft. Chartreuse, inch-long leaves sometimes have a light licorice fragrance.

'Variegatum'

Gray, woolly, inch-long leaves are marked with white. Often grown as an annual.

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Helichrysum petiolare

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