H is for Heliotropium

This variety is Peruvianum ‘Marine.’

Heliotrope is widely grown in the garden and also containers as it has the most unusual scent as well as delightful blue to dark purple flowers. The name “heliotrope” derives from the old idea that the inflorescences of these plants turned their rows of flowers to the sun. It is sometimes referred to as ‘Cherry Pie’ because of its fragrance.

H = Heliotropium Peruvianum 'Marine'



10 Comments Add yours

  1. Heyjude says:

    Thanks Aletta. I actually planted some of this last summer and it was really lovely, scent and colour.

  2. The Rider says:

    Hello! Highly homely handsome hedonic herbs!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you kind sir 🙂 Happy to accept the compliments.

  3. Laine Gray says:

    I would gladly trade my touch screen for a smell screen (smell-o-net?)! I wish I could smell these!
    Beautiful little blooms

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, they do have a gorgeous fragrance for such small flowers. I must buy some more this year!

  4. My favourite flower. Some years I manage to get them and I’ve grown my own at times. They don’t seem to like my patio though and seem to be used more in formal horticultural bedding than in gardens. You’ll have me out trying to find them again this year.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I shall have to try and find some more this year too, my plant from last summer doesn’t appear to have survived the winter.

  5. Dina says:

    Looooovely, high up on our list of our favourites, Jude! 🙂
    Dina xo

    1. Heyjude says:

      I hope I can find some this year – such a pretty flower and lovely fragrance.

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