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Heliotrope Marine

Heliotrope  hee-lee-oh-TROPE

Marine:  Marine heliotrope has a compact form with broadly oval to lance-shaped, wrinkled leaves tinged with purple. In summer, it bears a profusion of fragrant deep violet-blue flower heads up to 6 inches across. The wonderfully fragrant blossoms attract butterflies. It’s rich foliage and profuse blooms make it a great choice for bedding or window boxes. Great when mass planted. They can take full sun in cooler climates, but need shade in hot areas.

Part Sun

Height: 16”/Spread: 12-14”              

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Size Available: 1201

Heliotrope Marine

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Heliotrope  hee-lee-oh-TROPE

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! Growing a heliotrope plant brings satisfaction to the gardener, not only in its dense cluster of delicate flowers but in its delicious aroma. Some people claim it’s the scent of vanilla, but my vote has always gone to its common namesake, cherry pie.