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Helichrysum petiolare 'Limelight' (Licorice Plant)

Licorice Plant 'Limelight', Liquorice Plant 'Limelight', Helichrysum petiolare 'Aureum', Everlasting Flower 'Limelight'


Award-winning Helichrysum petiolare 'Limelight' (Licorice Plant) is a trailing evergreen shrub with long stems boasting an attractive foliage of rounded, chartreuse to lime-green leaves, covered with a velvety down. Bringing interest to the border as well as a slight licorice fragrance, it can form a lovely groundcover, spill over a wall or the edge of containers or be pruned into a dense rounded thicket.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 1-2 feet tall (30-60 cm) and spreads as much as 3-4 feet across (90-120 cm).
  • Mostly grown for its exceptionally beautiful foliage, this evergreen shrub is drought tolerant and requires low maintenance and low wateringDeer resistant
  • Thrives in full sun, in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. Poor soils are tolerated but excellent drainage is required to grow successfully this plant.
  • Fabulous for hanging baskets, containers, edging or softening hard corners, underplanting roses or shrubs or mixed with other perennials in beds and borders. Perfect for rock gardens too!
  • Pinch and snip off wayward stems as needed. Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 10 – 12
Climate Zones 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Helichrysum
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 10 – 12
Climate Zones 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Helichrysum
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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