Heliotrope - Heliotropium peruvianum - Bleu Marine


DESCRIPTION: Native to Peru. Belongs to the Boraginaceae family.  Annual shrub plant with dark green, oval leaves.  Numerous, deep violet-blue flowers gathered in broccoli-like flower heads.  Very fragrant, especially during warm weather. 

Height: 40-45 cm (16-18 in.)

Flowering: all summer

CULTIVATION

Zone : 11

Exposition: sunny location

Soil: moist, well-drained soil

Germination temperature: 16-18ºC (61-64ºF)

Required time: 15-20 days

Special care:  Sow indoor on March 1st.  Transplant when the seedlings have 2 true leaves.  Transplant outside when all danger of frost has passed.  Protect from midday sun.  Does not tolerate drought.


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