Helichrysum, Licorice Plant
Helichrysum petiolare 'Variegata'

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

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

Silver/Gray

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

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:

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RatingContent
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.