Growing Helichrysum (Licorice Plant)

Latin Name Pronunciation: hell-ih-krye'-zum 

Helichrysum petiolare is a very useful garden plant with softly felted leaves. Its stems form low mounds that weave their way through neighboring plants. Light needs vary from full sun to partial shade depending on the variety; check the plant label for the proper light for your variety. Plants thrive in average to dry soil (they require even moisture in the South and West). Prune if sprawling stems reach beyond their allotted space. Plants are hardy in Zones 8-10. To overwinter them in colder climates, cut them back hard and set them in a sunny window.

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