- Height 8-12 Inches
- Width 18-20 Inches
- Use as a filler when using in containers
- Trailing plant with a light licorice scent!
- Growing Zones 9 - 10
A light licorice scent, soft velvety bright green foliage, and a neat, never unruly trailing habit make the Lemon Licorice plant the perfect addition to your container or hanging basket. Use it to fill in the space left by leggier annuals or perennials, or as a ground cover to fill in and provide a bright relief to darker foliage plants in your garden. Despite its name and light licorice scent, Lemon Licorice Helichrysum is not edible.
Native to South Africa, helichrysums are drought tolerant once established, and Lemon Licorice Helichrysum is no exception. It is perennial in Zones 9a-10b, and can be set out after danger of last frost in all other zones. It does not tolerate wet soil so plant in well drained medium or amended garden soil. Pair it with roses which share its preference for a pH of 6 to 7 for a stunning display all summer long.
Lemon Licorice Plant Care
Lemon Licorice Helichrysum will appreciate some afternoon shade in hot weather. Water a little, fertilize or compost when needed. Very few pests will bother it and it is virtually disease free and deer won’t browse on it. An easy care plant, if you give it a little you will get a lot out of it.
Pinching back or deadheading will encourage branching and result in a fuller appearance. It is not required, but this will prevent that leggy look that sometimes occurs and give you a more upright presentation.
Lemon Licorice Plant Spacing
Topping out at 12 inches and trailing up to 20 inches, it makes an ideal hanging basket filler. Left to develop long strands, this filler annual can be coaxed to become a weeping foundation feature in a hanging basket or container, accentuating more dramatic colors and textures above it. Give it some space when planting in ground, 18 to 20 inches will encourage it to fill in nicely.
Lemon Licorice Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-10|
|Flower Color(s): Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s) Green, Yellow|
|Foliage Description: Chartreuse|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun|
|Height Class: Short|
|Height: 8-12 Inches|
|Spread: 18-20 Inches|
|Spacing: 18-20 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: Yes|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Use Types: Container, Hanging Baskets, Landscape|
|Features: Low Maintenance, Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary|
|Scientific Name: Helichrysum petiolare 'Lemon'|
|Common Name: Lemon Licorice Plant|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Brand: Proven Selections|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.