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Licorice Vine

Botanical Name
Helichrysum petiolare
Hardiness
Zones 10 to 11, annual elsewhere
Height
Up to 2 feet long
Flowers
Off-white, not usually seen, grown for foliage
Light
Part shade to full sun
Soil
Well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Space plants 12 inches apart in ground, several per container (fewer with vigorous varieties)
Problems
Leaf spots and rust in wet weather and waterlogged soils, holes in leaves (swallowtail butterfly - tolerate damage or move caterpillars)
Varieties
  • Variegatum - grey and cream leaves
  • Roundabout - miniature version of Variegatum
  • Limelight (Aurea) - lime green leaves
  • Icicles - long narrow leaves, more upright
  • Silver Mist - small leaves, self branching

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