White Licorice (Helichrysum petiolare 'White Licorice')
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About Liccorice Plant

Velvety leaves ranging from white, silvery-gray/green to lemon yellow and variegated of the Licorice Plant are its real allure - her tiny white flowers don’t pack nearly the same punch as her foliage and can even be pruned off to let the striking  leaves do all the talking.

Though this plant’s name sounds delicious, it isn’t edible… but you may catch a whiff of a licorice scent on warmer days.

Most varieties are low-growing and trailing, making them great “spillers” in container gardens that offer cool-toned contrast to her companion plants.


Unique, white/silver/gray/green/lemon yellow and variegated foliage choices

Light licorice scent


Not cold hardy

Does not thrive in shade


Plant Data

Mature Size 8 - 12 inches tall. 18 - 20 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Partial Sun - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance Medium -
Tags Annual, Full Sun, Medium, Partial Sun
Foliage Color

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We order from a rotating cast of the best nurseries in the Great Lakes region. It looks like we've offered this plant in the past, but the nurseries we're working with this week don't appear to have it in stock at the moment.

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