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Helichrysum

Helichrysum microphyllum. AKA the Licorice Plant, this South African native is related to Helichrysum bracteatus, the Strawflower (found in our Bouquet Flowers section). Start transplants indoors 10 to 12 weeks before setting out after all threat of frost has passed. Deer resistant. Annual. Summer leafing. Height: 6" to 8" .

Average seed life: 1 to 2 years.

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Helichrysum Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
:0”
Seed Spacing:6”-8”
Plant Spacing:18”
Days to Germination:7-14 days
Germination Temperature:65°-75°F

Helichrysum microphyllum, the Licorice Plant. Start transplants indoors 10 to 12 weeks before setting out after the threat of frost has passed. Each pellet contains 3 seeds. Sow seed pellets on top of sterile starter mix, leaving them uncovered but pressed firmly onto the soil surface, as light is needed for germination. Pamper with 65°-75°F temperatures, good air circulation, strong light and even moisture. Once seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them into larger, deeper pots for full root system development. After all danger of frost has passed, harden them off by gradually acclimating them to the outdoors over 7 to 10 days. Transplant out 10" to 12" apart to a well-draining, rich, moist garden bed in full to partial sunlight. Water regularly and feed as needed with manure tea, kelp or fish emulsion. Summer leafing. Height: 6" to 8".