Heliotrope

Heliotropium arborescens 'Marine'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Thompson & Morgan Seedsmen, Inc.
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Heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens 'Marine')
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Synonyms:  Heliotropium peruvianus
Genus:  Heliotropium

'Marine' heliotrope has a compact form with broadly oval to lance-shaped, wrinkled leaves tinged with purple. In summer, it bears a profusion of fragrant deep violet-blue flowerheads up to 6 inches across.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

A perennial in warmer climates, it is often grown as an annual where not hardy. Its rich foliage and profuse blooms make it a great choice for summer bedding or windowboxes. In warmer climates, grow at the front of a border or in containers outdoors.

Care: 

Provide full sun to light shade and moist but well-drained soil.

Propagation: 

From seed.

Problems: 

Susceptible to whiteflies, rust, and leaf spot.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Niagara
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Annuals

Heliotropium arborescens 'Marine'