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Helichrysum petiolare Limelight - Licorice Bush

Helichrysum petiolare Limelight can provide light and contrast to a garden. This is a floppy tangled shrub, 2 feet or more tall and up to 6 feet wide. I trim Helichrysum petiolare Limelight regularly and vigorously to keep them where I want them. Helichrysum Limelight will perform well in full sun and even in fairly dark shade. It is in the dry shade garden that I find the most need for this plant. The lime green leaves look almost neon when grown in a dark space. The foliage contrasts nicely with plants with dark or red foliage. My favorite combination is to plop a large brightly colored phormium or Pennisetum setaceum rubrum in a mass planting of Helichrysum Limelight. Plants need only a little additional water once established. Helichrysum Limelight is hardy into the low 20°s F. Helichrysum petiolare has become a weedy pest in some areas, care should be taken with the Licorice Bush when planting near wildlands

Helichrysum petiolare Limelight

Pale green foliage of Helchrysum petiolare Limelight. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.