Heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens)

Common names:
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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
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Toxicity: Other: All parts are poisonous.
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots


Photo gallery:
Location: Balboa Park San Diego Date: 2018-12-18
By carlysuko
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Location: PennsylvaniaDate: 2018-08-15Heliotropium arborescens
By AudreyDee
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Credit NPS
By admin
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 Photo Courtesy of Select Seeds. Used with permission.
By Joy
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Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On February 4, 2017 Seeds sown
lovesblooms On July 27, 2015 Bloomed
lovesblooms On February 11, 2015 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On February 7, 2015 Seeds sown
piksihk On December 19, 2019 Seeds germinated
piksihk On December 6, 2019 Seeds sown
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Who grows heliotrope? by piksihk Jul 30, 2019 4:57 AM 14
what is this? by overmyheadineugene Aug 29, 2014 8:23 PM 7
Favourites just for the scent alone. by Handed Jan 21, 2020 7:50 AM 266
Slight glitch when uploading a new photo for Heliotrope Mini Marine by woofie Jul 29, 2012 4:21 PM 5

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