Heliotropium arborescens ‘Marine’ – (Cherry Pie)

$4.10

A compact form of Heliotrope with lovely dark purple-blue flowers borne in masses over dark green leaves. The flowers have a sweet vanilla scent which perfumes the garden and the insects love them

Description

Heliotrope is an old fashioned favorite of our great grandmothers and their great grandmothers. No flower garden in those times would have been without a heliotrope. They were grown for their rich sweet scent and were larger plants which grew to over a metre high.
This plant forms a small compact mound of dark green crinkled leaves shading purple, over which it produces great 15cm heads of dark violet-blue heads of sweet smelling flowers. The flower heads are borne in abundance and the plant reaches about 30 cm in height. This plant is a perennial in temperate areas , but in cooler districts is grown as an annual. It is used as a window box and summer bedding plant because of its profuse blooms and rich scent. If you have a mixed border, this plant is indispensable to fill those bare gaps and produces its sweet ice-cream fragrant flowers all summer long.

Additional information

Classification

Annual, Tender perennial

Common Name

Cherry Pie

Family

Boraginaceae

Maximum Height

approx 30 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30