Plant Family / Helichrysum

 

Helichrysum, helichrysum petiolare, helichrysum italicum, helichrysum bracteatum, Licorice Plant, Liquorice Plant, Everlasting Flower, Immortelle, Paper daisy, Strawflower,

Helichrysum

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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