Heliotropium arborescens 'Iowa'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||hee-lee-oh-TROH-pee-um ar-bo-RES-senz|
|Lore||Heliotrope is widely known for its fragrance likened to that of cherry pie.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring through summer.|
|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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Cutting Garden, Edging|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Garvinea (Gerbera); Cordyline (Cordyline); Lantana (Lantana); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Canna (Canna)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11