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Helichrysum are annuals, herbaceous or evergreen perennials or shrubs that are worth cultivating, either for their fragrance of curry or licorice, or their attractive foliage of heart-shaped leaves that spill out of pots or over garden walls with child-like glee. Not to forget their papery everlasting flowers. Easy-care and water-wise, they are suitable for sunny, dry borders and containers and demand little attention.

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Helichrysum bracteatum (Everlasting Flower)

Admired for the beauty of its joyful flowers, Helichrysum bracteatum or Xerochrysum bracteatum (Everlasting Flower) is a short-lived tender perennial or annual boasting daisy-like flowers, up 1-3 in. across (2-8 cm), adorned with a central yellow disk surrounded by glossy, petal-like bracts in brilliant shades of yellow, orange, red, pink or white.

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Helichrysum italicum (Curry Plant)

Admired for the beauty of its foliage, bright blooms and spicy fragrance, Helichrysum italicum (Curry Plant) is a small bushy evergreen shrub featuring a particularly attractive, fine, linear, silvery foliage with curry-scented leaves. When placed along a walkway, the fragrance can be enticing.

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Helichrysum petiolare 'Limelight' (Licorice Plant)

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.

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Helichrysum petiolare (Licorice Plant)

Bred for hot, sunny environments, Licorice Plant (Helichrysum petiolare) will blow you away with its amazingly soft, densely-felted foliage which brings interest to the border as well as a slight licorice fragrance!

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