Common names: Licorice plant, silver-bush everlasting flower, trailing dusty miller, kooigoed, imphepho
Helichrysum petiolare is a subshrub native to South Africa, Angola, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It is naturalized in parts of Portugal and the United States. It is a member of the Asteraceae family . Despite it’s common name and slight licorice scent it is not related to true licorice- Glycyrrhiza glabra.
Plants have soft furry silvery grey leaves. The plant is trailing growing up to 45 cm high and 150 cm wide, making it an effective ground cover. Plants flower in summer with umbels of tiny creamy florets held on slender stalks.
Helichrysum petiolare are very drought hardy plants. They will handle wind and light frosts. Plants do best in full sun to light shade. Good drainage is preferred, they do not like wet feet.
- 45 cm x 150 cm
- Full sun to light shade
- Drought and wind hardy
- Good drainage preferred
- 1 liter pot