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Helichrysum thianschanicum ‘Icicles’

Licorice plant

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.3m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourSilver

Description

Helichrysum thianschanicum ‘Icicles’ (Licorice plant). A small elegant shrub with narrow, linear silver foliage, which has a slight aniseed scent when crushed. Bears fine yellow clustered flower heads in summer.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

South Africa and Australia.

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers, once dried their heads last a long time. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

Prefers a sheltered spot. Add coarse grit to improve drainage in heavy soils.

Propagation

Heel or semi-ripe cuttings in summer the shrubs and sub-shrubs or semi-ripe cuttings in summer; perennials by division or seed in spring, annuals by seed in spring.

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