Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Heliotropium arborescens, 'Marine', Heliotrope

Common Name: Heliotrope

Genus: Heliotropium

Species: arborescens

Cultivar or Variety: 'Marine'

Characteristics: Purple clustered flowers that smell liek ice cream and make an ecellent herbal landscape plant.

Life Cycle
Annual

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring

Germination Temperature
70-80 F

Seed Sowing Depth
1/16"

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
No

Days to Germination
10-14 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
1- 2 feet

Plant Form
Upright
Branching

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
DarkPurple

Fragrance
Sweet

Nutritional Needs
Moist
Dry

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed

Cutting Flower
Yes

Attractive to Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Butterflies

Additional Uses
Borders

Image
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