Starting Heliotrope From Seed - Knowledgebase Question

Vancouver, WA
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Question by Kbreezy66
April 7, 2001
I want to start some (dwarf marine) Heliotrope from seeds but I am unsure of how many to use or how to space them? Any suggestions?

Answer from NGA
April 7, 2001
Heliotrope seeds can be started indoors or out, depending upon personal preference. Start indoors 10-12 weeks before your last frost, or outdoors 2-3 weeks after last frost. Sow seeds in prepared bed or moistened seed starting mix and barely cover. Seeds will germinate in 2-42 days when kept at 70-75F. Plants should be spaced 12" apart in rich, well-drained soil. Pinch back young plants to encourage bushiness and deadhead regularly to prolong bloom. Heliotrope prefer full sun but enjoy afternoon shade where summers are hot.

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