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Helichrysum, Licorice Plant 'Variegata'

Helichrysum petiolare

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Helichrysum (hel-ih-KRY-sum) (Info)
Species: petiolare (pet-ee-OH-lair-ee) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

Category:

Annuals

Groundcovers

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Alameda, California

Clayton, California

Fairfield, California

San Leandro, California

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 2, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Here in New England, this is a good plant for containers and seasonal bedding.

In California, it's naturalized. CAL-IPC has listed it as invasive of natural habitat, and is urging gardeners to grow something else in its place.

Positive

On Nov 22, 2002, jkom51 from Oakland, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Planted in June and has doubled in size thru a relatively cool zone 9 coastal northern California summer.

It is listed as very frost-tender and an annual in most zones. Handsome plants, very little care, no pest problems, once established it is quite drought tolerant.

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