Variegated Licorice Plant
Helichrysum petiolare 'Licorice Splash'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||hel-i-KRI-sum pe-tee-o-LAH-tum|
|Average Size at Maturity||Compact, shrubby mound to 1 to 2 ft. high and 3 ft. or more wide.|
|Design Ideas||A great perennial for drought-resistant gardens. With its spreading habit, this plant is perfect for slopes and rock gardens, where it thrives in the rapid drainage. Silvery foliage adds interest to perennial borders. Treat as a groundcover by planting in a mass or use sparingly as a spot-in accent plant. This plant's silvery foliage comes alive in the moonlight.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Poolside, Rock Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Companion Plants||Combine this gray perennial with some of the best dryland species with similarly soft foliage such as White Rock Rose (Cistus x corbariensis), Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha) and Otto Quast Spanish Lavender (Lavandula stoechas 'Otto Quast'). Also a natural with the Australian native Mt. Tamboritha Woolly Grevillea (Grevillea lanigera 'Mt. Tamboritha') and the Bronze New Zealand Flax (Phormium tenax 'Atropurpureum Compactum') for contrast.|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11