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botanical name:
Helichrysum petiolare
Helichrysum petiolare © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Liquorice Plant
synonyms:  Helichrysum petiolatum
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 0.50m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: cream
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 10 to 10
description:
Mound-forming or trailing evergreen shrub, branching stems and ovate to heart-shaped, densely woolly, grey-green leaves, almost white underneath. Rounded or flattened corymbs of off-white flowerheads with yellow centres in late summer and autumn.

cultivation:
Well drained poor to moderate, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Needs a warm location or protection from frost.

propagation:
From semi-ripe cuttings taken in summer.

usage:
Containers, hanging baskets and summer bedding.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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