Liquorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare)
Liquorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare) is a bedding plant that can grow 10cm – 50cm tall and 50cm – 1.5m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Liquorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare).
This plant is commonly known as liquorice plant.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 1-2 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: liquorice plant
Scientific name: Helichrysum petiolare
Plant type: Bedding, Perennials
Height: 10cm – 50cm
Spread: 50cm – 1.5m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Informal Garden, Mediterranean Garden, Patio & Container Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding
Other characteristics: RHS Award of Garden Merit
Bedding plants are ideal for formal or informal flower beds, but also for growing in pots and containers of all kinds. They are important plants for their rapid growth, instant color and relatively low cost.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Liquorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Liquorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare) is not a demanding plant regarding the type of soil and can grow in clay, loam or sand.
Clay soil is composed of more than 25 percent clay particles. These particles have a high moisture holding capacity and the soil is heavy to dig and can be waterlogged in winter (dry in summer).
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Helichrysum petiolare likes to grow in moist but well drained or well drained soils.
Liquorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare) should be grown in full sun places.