General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 2.5-3 feet
Plant Spread: 1.5-2 feet
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Lavender
Purple
White
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Toxicity: Other: All parts are poisonous.
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Heliotrope
  • Peruvian Turnsole
  • Peruvian Heliotrope
  • Cherry Pie Flower
  • Common Heliotrope

Photo Gallery
Location: Balboa Park San Diego 
Date: 2018-12-18
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: 2018-08-15
Heliotropium arborescens
Location: All pictures taken in/on my gardens/greenhouse/property
Date: 2019-03-26
Location: California
Date: June 2021
Location: All pictures taken in my gardens
Date: 2013-08-27
Location: All pictures taken in my gardens
Date: 2011-08-27

Credit NPS

 Photo Courtesy of Select Seeds. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2013-05-12
Location: All pictures taken in/on my gardens/greenhouse/property
Date: 2018-03-02
Photo by abhege
Location: My garden
Location: Osaka Prefectural Flower Garden, Osaka, Japan.
Photo by KENPEI

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-07
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Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On March 4, 2020 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On February 26, 2020 Seeds sown
indoors, heat, lights
lovesblooms On February 4, 2017 Seeds sown
indoors
lovesblooms On July 27, 2015 Bloomed
lovesblooms On February 11, 2015 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On February 7, 2015 Seeds sown
indoors
piksihk On April 15, 2020 Transplanted
butterfly bed; and center of round bed
piksihk On March 2, 2020 Seeds sown
Pot
piksihk On December 19, 2019 Seeds germinated
Died
piksihk On December 6, 2019 Seeds sown
No germ.
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