Heliotrope Dwarf Marine Seeds

Heliotrope Dwarf Marine Seeds

Heliotropium arborescens

Item #1290

Perennial (tender), grown as an annual. One of the most fragrant flowers, heliotrope-also called cherry pie-has been a favorite of American gardeners since the 1700s. The bushy, compact plants of 'Dwarf Marine' are covered with large, 6"-10", scented flower clusters that attract butterflies. Grow in containers and window boxes, or near the front of a border so you can enjoy the fragrance. In areas with hot summers, plants appreciate afternoon shade. Perennial in USDA zones 10-11. Deer resistant.

Seedling Image

Perennial (tender)

Full sun

Blooms summer to frost

12"-18" tall

Days to Emerge:
14-21 days

Seed Depth:
Press into surface

Seed Spacing:
A group of
3 seeds
every 12"

When 2" tall,
thin to
1 every 12"

When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, or any time in mild climates

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 10 to 12 weeks before average last frost.

Special Germination Instructions: Light aids germination. Press seeds into soil surface.

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