Licorice plant, 'Petiolare'

Cascading plant for container gardening.

Licorice plant (Helichrysm sp.) is a tender annual grown for its foliage. 'Petiolare' (left), a variety of licorice plant, has rounded, silvery-gray leaves. The 'Petiolare' licorice plant is an excellent base plant for flowers such as geranium.

Plant in full sun to partial shade where there is room to spread. The 'Petiolare' licorice plant grows 10 to 12 inches tall and trails 3 to 4 feet. Use 'Petiolare' as a container plant, especially a window box or hanging basket where you can truly appreciate the plant's cascading features.