Icicles Licorice Plant
Helichrysum thianschanicum 'Icicles'
Helichrysum thianschanicum 'Icicles' foliage
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Height: 12 inches
Spread: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Brand: Proven Winners
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.
Icicles Licorice Plant is an herbaceous evergreen annual bedding plant 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 annual bedding 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;
Icicles Licorice Plant will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. 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.
This annual bedding 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 plant can be propagated by cuttings.
This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.