Helichrysum petiolare – Plant


Indigenous to South Africa, organically grown, and locally sourced from ethical growers committed to sustainable, Nature-friendly cultivation.

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

Botanical name: Helichrysum petiolare

Potted into 100% recycled plastic nursery pot or bag.

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Care Summary

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Plant Summary

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.


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