Licorice Splash Variegated Helichrysum (Helichrysum petiolare 'Licorice Splash')
hel-ih-KRY-sum pet-ee-oh-LAR-ee 'Licorice Splash'

Annual (usually grown as an annual near you)

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

Tags Annual, Annual in Chicago, Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Grown For Attractive Foliage, Rabbit Resistant, Spillers, Tender Perennial
Foliage Color

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Spring annuals and tender perennials are typically grown in Greenhouses so they can be ready and luxurious exactly when customers want them. Some perennials are also “forced” into early bloom in greenhouses. In May, there can be a very big difference between field-grown and greenhouse-grown plants of the same type. The latter typically look good right away (so they’re a great choice where that’s important), but we typically pay a premium for it.

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