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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