Heliotrope Augusta® Lavender

Heliotrope hee-lee-oh-TROPE

Proven Winners Augusta® Lavender:

The lavender-purple flowers of Augusta® Lavender are delicately ringed with a starry yellow eye, and its flower clusters are quite fragrant. This plant was selected by Proven Winners for its ability to withstand drought, high heat and consumer neglect. Augusta® Lavender’s fragrant blooms attract butterflies and hummingbirds. A broad, mounding variety, this Heliotropium prefers bright, warm growing conditions and excels in containers and gardens.

Full to Part Sun

Summer

Height: 12-24″/ Spread: 24-36″

Size Available: 4.25

 

Description

Heliotrope  hee-lee-oh-TROPE

The Greek word “helios” means sun and “tropos” means turn. Heliotrope’s name is derived from its habit of turning to face the sun, a characteristic which all “heliotropic” plants exhibit. An old-fashioned plant that has seen a resurgence in popularity, heliotrope is often first found by scent rather than by sight. Clusters of small purple or blue blooms top off darker green foliage. Those flowers have a sweet scent likened to pleasant aromas of vanilla, baby powder, grapes or cherry pie. Pollinators love these flowers, too!