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Heliotropium arborescens

Heliotropium arborescens is part of the Boraginaceae family of plants. It is native to Peru. Heliotropium arborescens is also known as the Garden Heliotrope, Cherry Pie, Common Heliotrope, or Heliotrope. It is an evergreen short-lived perennial shrub. It is usually grown as an annual. It flowers in summer from June to September.

Plant Heliotropium arborescens in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Deadhead flowers to increase the flowering season. Heliotropium arborescens can grow to 50cm or 20in. It is hardy to 5ºC or 41ºF. Heliotropium arborescens seeds are poisonous and it also can be harmful if ingested by animals, pets, or humans.

Heliotropium arborescens
Heliotropium arborescens

Heliotropium arborescens flowers attract bees and butterflies. Heliotropium arborescens is generally disease-free, but watch out for whitefly. Prune back in early spring for new growth and bushy growth. Propagate Heliotropium arborescens by seed, sowing it in early spring, March, or April or by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings.

Heliotropium arborescens
Heliotropium arborescens

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