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 thoughts on “H is for Heliotropium

  1. 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.

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