Helichrysum petiolare

Imphepho - Helichrysum petiolare
Imphepho - Helichrysum petiolare

Common names: imphepho, silver bush everlasting, bedding helichrysum, liquorice plant (English); imphepho (Xhosa); kooigoed (Afrikaans). 
Botanical name: Helichrysum petiolare

Helichrysum petiolare, also called licorice plant, has velvety, round silver-gray leaves and abundant cream-coloured flowers in summer. This hardy, fast-spreading plant reaches 0.5-1m tall. Traditionally used for bedding, the and to treat coughs, wounds, and asthma. Easy to grow in full sun and sandy, well-drained soil, Helichrysum petiolare works well as a drought-tolerant groundcover or in containers. It also provides lovely texture and color to garden beds and arrangements.

Uses & Benefits: aromatic, bedding, incense, insect repellent, medicine, pot plant, potpourri

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Family: Asteraceae
Type: creeper, ground cover, scrambler
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