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Marine heliotrope

Heliotropium arborescens 'Marine'

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‘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 CharacteristicsA 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.

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

PropagationFrom seed.

ProblemsSusceptible to whiteflies, rust, and leaf spot.

  • Genus : Heliotropium
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 11
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Type : Annuals
  • Uses : Containers
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Showy Foliage
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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