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How to Grow Licorice Plant

Helichrysum Germination Information

Helichrysum is the botanical name for Licorice Plant
Helichrysum Seed Germination How to Sow Helichrysum:
  • Best sown indoors in spring at 68-70° with NO cover as light aids in germination
  • Expect germination in 15 days
  • Seeds can be sown outdoors in late spring, after danger of frost, in warm soil
  • Outdoors, barely cover the seed

How to Grow Helichrysum:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Space 1 1/2-2 feet apart in full sun in any alkaline, loamy, moist, well-drained garden soil

Additional Care: About 3 months will pass from seed germination to plants being a significant size to add foliage interest. A heavy feeder that also likes it on the dry side; protect plants from excessive winter moisture, especially if grown outdoors year-round. Pinch growth to keep plants from getting leggy. If deprived of a copious amount of sun, leggy growth and greening of foliage will ensue

Appearance and Use:

A silvery-foliaged filler for hanging baskets and containers. Habit is trailing, from 6-8 inches tall spreading 18-24 inches wide. The 1/2 inch, hemispherical, off-white flowers are borne in 1-2 inch corymbs. The 11/2 inch, ovate to heart-shaped, silver foliage with soft, wooly texture is the reason why this plant is grown


About Helichrysum:
Pronunciation:  hhel-i-kris’um pet-e-o-lå’re mi’nus
Lifecycle:  Annual*
Origination: Asteraceae, native to South Africa
Common Name: Licorice Plant

*Grown as an annual but will overwinter in Zones 10 and 11