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Heliotrope

Heliotropium arborescens

Also known as

Cherry pie, Turnsole

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

60cm

30cm

Min

25cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Heliotrope Overview

This is an evergreen species which is a half-hardy annual. The flowers produce an intense fragrance, and the blooms are deep lavender-blue which will fade to violet. A lovely companion for other annuals such as Marigolds, Gomphrena and Verbenas. It will languish in an unprotected, cold site. Remove the faded flowers to promote new blooms. If grown in a container, your Heliotrope will winter easily indoors. In warmer regions, this plant will sometimes perennialize and can be grown as an evergreen shrub, blooming through the winter.

Common problems with Heliotrope

Other uses of Heliotrope

Fragrance, container, window-box, border

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