General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: to 8 inches
Plant Spread: to 3 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Fragrant
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Common names
  • Licorice Plant
  • Helichrysum
  • Trailing Dusty Miller
  • Kooigoed
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Helichrysum petiolare
  • Synonym: Helichrysum petiolatum

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Comments:
  • Posted by Rhapsody616 (Long Beach Ca USA - Zone 10a) on Apr 21, 2013 11:37 PM concerning plant:
    Fast growing silver leaves. Vine like.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 24, 2013 10:49 PM concerning plant:
    "Helichrysum petiolare, known as licorice (liquorice) plant, silver bush everlasting flower, trailing dusty miller and kooigoed, is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to South Africa and introduced to Portugal and the United States of America.

    It is a mound-forming evergreen shrub growing to 20 inch tall by 6 ft 7 inch or more, with woolly grey-green leaves and dull white flowerheads in late summer. It is cultivated for its foliage effect and as groundcover.

    Its traditional common name of kooigoed translates as "bedding stuff" and it is still used to provide a soft and aromatic mattress. It is listed as a weed in the state of California.

    The essential oil has been investigated for its anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. In South Africa it forms a component of traditional African medicine. The leaves and twigs are boiled and prepared as a sort of tea to soothe coughs and fever. The leaves are also applied to wounds to prevent infection, and are ceremonially burnt to produce a traditional incense."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H...

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