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Icicles Licorice Plant

Helichrysum thianschanicum 'Icicles'

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Icicles Licorice Plant (Helichrysum thianschanicum 'Icicles') at Jensen's Nursery & Landscaping

Helichrysum thianschanicum 'Icicles' foliage

Helichrysum thianschanicum 'Icicles' foliage

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Icicles Licorice Plant (Helichrysum thianschanicum 'Icicles') at Jensen's Nursery & Landscaping

Helichrysum thianschanicum 'Icicles'

Helichrysum thianschanicum 'Icicles'

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Brand:  Proven Winners

Ornamental Features

Icicles Licorice Plant's attractive tomentose needle-like leaves remain grayish green in colour with hints of silver throughout the year. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Icicles Licorice Plant is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and can be pruned at anytime. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Icicles Licorice Plant is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Icicles Licorice Plant will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Icicles Licorice Plant is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a canvas of foliage against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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Ornamental Features