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Helichrysum petiolare

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Helichrysum petiolare Silver Bush Everlasting Flower, Licorice Plant, Trailling Dusty Miller,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Dense, Rounded, Shrub Like

Hardy and easily grown small sprawling shrub with soft heart-shaped, grey foliage and masses of small cream flowers in Summer. Great for adding contrast to rockeries and borders. Grows approximately 60cm tall and 1.5m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Any, Full Sun, Semi Shade, Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Groundcover, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Shady Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Prefers a sunny position in a well-drained soil. After flowering give a light trim to maintain a neat and compact shape. Feed annually with blood and bone.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser

Family Name: Origin:
Asteraceae Africa

Foliage Colour: Grey, Silver
Flower Colour: Cream, Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Low
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate