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Iowa Heliotrope

Heliotropium arborescens 'Iowa'

Item 040001

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USDA Zone:
9-11
Your zone may be too cold for this plant:
6
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Description:

Massive rounded clusters of deep purple, intensely fragrant flowers backed handsomely by foliage with a purple cast. A shrubby evergreen perennial. Excellent as an annual in all climates.

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Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing to 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Flowering Season
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Heliotropium arborescens 'Iowa'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Fragrant ,   Flowers for Cutting
Bloom Time: Spring through summer.
Flower Color: Purple
Garden Style: Cottage
Design Ideas: An excellent sun-loving shrubby perennial that is at home in virtually any flower bed and is a rich source of fragrant, purple flowers. Most attractive massed in small groups of three or five. Line up as an edging plant or use its compact foliage to cloak the legs of taller shrubs and vines.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.

History

Heliotrope is widely known for its fragrance likened to that of cherry pie.

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