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Perfumed Heliotrope

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Perfumed Heliotrope

Deep Marine

(Heliotropium arborescens)
An old-fashioned Victorian favorite for scented nosegays, Heliotrope is still cultivated for perfume makin...
(Heliotropium arborescens)
An old-fashioned Victorian favorite for scented nosegays, Heliotrope is still cultivated for perfume making in Europe. The handsome plants have dark blue-green leaves and velvety 4 to 5 inch panicles of tiny purple blossoms whose soft sensuous fragrance is reminiscent of violets and cherries but more rich and complex. Plant them in containers or nearby garden beds where you can easily enjoy their sweet scent and bewitching color throughout the summer.
Seed Count: Approx. 390 / Weight: 0.2 gms
$ 2.99

ANNUAL

Summer/fall bloom

Frost tender

 

BEST TO START EARLY INDOORS

Start seed indoors 8 to 10 weeks before last spring frost date. Sow seeds thinly in a container of seed starting mix and cover very lightly. Keep warm and moist; provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outdoors. Transplant into rich well-drained soil in full sun or afternoon shade after gradually acclimating plants to outdoor conditions.

 

TO PLANT OUTDOORS

Sow see in a finely textured, well-worked garden bed in full sun or afternoon shade when spring weather in warm and settled and danger of frost is past. Cover very lightly and keep moist as seedlings emerge. Weed and water young seedlings carefully. Thin or transplant seedlings 8 to 10 inches apart when large enough to handle.

 

GROWING NOTES

Feed heliotropes monthly throughout the growing season for best plants and flowers. With their richly scented flowers and dark foliage, heliotropes make pretty container plants. Combine with bright sunny colors or soft pastels for striking displays. Cut plants back in late summer for fresh regrowth ad bloom.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

March - June
Full sun or
light shade
Cover lightly
4 - 5 inches
14 - 21 days
1½ feet

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

March - June
Full sun or
light shade
Cover lightly
4 - 5 inches
14 - 21 days
1½ feet

Plant In

March - June

Sun/Shade

Full sun or
light shade

Planting Depth

Cover lightly

Space Seeds

4 - 5 inches

Days to Germinate

14 - 21 days

Mature Height

1½ feet

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