Also known as
Cherry-Pie, Cherry pie, Turnsole
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This is an evergreen species which is a half-hardy annual. The flowers produce an intense fragrance, and the blooms are deep lavender-blue which will fade to violet. A lovely companion for other annuals such as Marigolds, Gomphrena and Verbenas. It will languish in an unprotected, cold site. Remove the faded flowers to promote new blooms. If grown in a container, your Heliotrope will winter easily indoors. In warmer regions, this plant will sometimes perennialize and can be grown as an evergreen shrub, blooming through the winter.
Common problems with Heliotrope
Other uses of Heliotrope
Fragrance, container, window-box, border
Annuals are mostly, self seeders and flower every year giving you lots of bang for your buck.