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PlantFiles: Heliotrope
Heliotropium arborescens 'Fragrant Delight'

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Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Heliotropium (hee-lee-oh-TROH-pee-um) (Info)
Species: arborescens (ar-bo-RES-senz) (Info)
Cultivar: Fragrant Delight

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Purple

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive CaptMicha On Apr 20, 2005, CaptMicha from Brookeville, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant's flowers smell like heaven!

It enjoys full sun or part sun.

Heliotrope is important for monarch butterflies because it contains a chemical they require.

This plant can be dug up in colder zones and brought inside as a houseplant.

Edited 8/17/06:
Okay, it seems that the fragrance varies greatly from plant to plant. My plant from last year smelled very strongly, however, the plant I bought this year has a much fainter scent.

I guess I have to keep trying for a desirable individual.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Castro Valley, California
La Mirada, California
San Diego, California
Torrance, California
Lake Worth, Florida
Downers Grove, Illinois
Marietta, New York
Slingerlands, New York
Taylorsville, North Carolina
Mount Orab, Ohio
Roseburg, Oregon



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