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!
- 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).
Large clusters of deep purple, vanilla-scented flowers all summer; heat tolerantFragrant FlowerAttracts:BirdsButterfliesHummingbirds
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:15 - 20 InchesSpacing:10 - 14 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:PurpleFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardy Temperature:28°FHardiness Zones:9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:LandscapeUses:ContainerUses Notes:
This annual is lovely in containers and bordersMaintenance Notes:
Pinching plants will encourage blooming, deadheading will encourage continuous bloom.
Deb, Massachusetts, United States, 5 years ago
scott, 8 years ago
The wonderful Vanilla scent fills the room with it's sweet aroma. I just love these!Gordon, New York, United States, 8 years ago
Russell Studebaker, New Hampshire, United States, 8 years ago