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Marine Heliotrope Heliotropium arborescens

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
20" 0"
Height
15 - 20"
Spread
0"
  • Details

    Features

    Large clusters of deep purple, vanilla-scented flowers all summer; heat tolerant

    Fragrant Flower
    Attracts: 
    Birds
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    15 - 20 Inches
    Spacing: 
    10 - 14 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    Purple
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardy Temperature: 
    28°F
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses Notes: 

    This annual is lovely in containers and borders

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Pinching plants will encourage blooming, deadheading will encourage continuous bloom.

  • 5 Reviews

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    • My new favorite!

      Jennifer DeFazio
      , Connecticut
      , United States
      , 7 weeks ago
    • I planted Marine Heliotrope in patio containers with Osteospermum in full sun last year. The contrast with the yellow-orange flowers with purple centers was stunning. It was absolutely beautiful all summer long. I have only lived in New England 3 years. It performs like one of my southern garden favorites, the Lantana. It stayed lush and deep green with dark purple flowers throughout the season. I am planting this again and will incorporate it throughout my landscape in flower beds as well. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this plant! A must have for New England gardens!

      Deb
      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
    • scott
      , 9 years ago
    • The wonderful Vanilla scent fills the room with it's sweet aroma. I just love these!

      Gordon
      , New York
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • Russell Studebaker
      , New Hampshire
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
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