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Heliotrope

Heliotropium spp.

Also known as

Cherry pie, Turnsole

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

10a-11b

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.2m

Max

50cm

30cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Heliotropium arborescens2

Heliotrope Overview

A genus of annuals and perennials, or shrubs and subshrubs in the Boraginaceae family with a wide and cosmopolitan distributio. Commonly known as heliotropes for their habit of tracking the sun with their inflorescences, they generally have simple leaves and clusters of small, often fragrant summer flowers which are attractive to butterflies. Where frost may occur, these plants are best grown in cool or temperate greenhouses. In warmer climates, an outdoor border or a container would make a great spot for their summer flowers!

Common problems with Heliotrope

How to propagate Heliotrope

Seed

Cuttings

Special features of Heliotrope

Attractive flowers

Attracts butterflies

Other uses of Heliotrope

Grown for their fragrant flowers.