Known for it’s beautiful blooms and fragrant smells the Heliotrope plant will provide you with a low-maintenance annual perfect for any garden.
Grow Zone: Zones 10-11
Water and Sun Needs: Heliotrope does best in areas of full sun. Heliotrope should be deeply watered after the first 3 inches of soil dries.
Average Size: Expect plants to grow 1-3 feet tall. 1-2 feet wide.
Plant Type: Annual
Special Features: Heliotrope is a low-maintenance annual that does well in containers and is known for it’s incredible scent (some say it smells like Cherry pie!)
How to Get Started: Plant your Heliotrope about 10 to 12 weeks before your last frost date, under grow lights. After the threat of a late-Spring frost has vanished transplant your seedlings outside. Heliotrope loves areas of fertile, well-drained soil. Plants should be spaced about 1 foot apart for the best growth.
When to Harvest: Harvest whenever you feel like your flowers would look best in a vase. Pinch back the plants in early Spring to promote growth and additional growth throughout the Summer.
What to Plant It With: For a colorful combination, plant Heliotrope with Licorice plants, Duranta, or Angelonia plants.
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