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Helichrysum petiolare/Licorice Plant

Helichrysum petiolare / Helichrysum petiolare
Velvety silvery-gray foliage
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Velvety silvery-gray foliage

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Growing in a ground bed

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Scientific Name: Helichrysum petiolare
Common Name: Licorice Plant
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Grown silvery foliage and its trailing habit. It is not he plant from which licorice is derived. Plants do exude a light licorice aroma in hot weather and thus its name. It is used as an annual where it is nor hardy. It is drought-tolerant and suitable for xeriscaping.