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botanical name:
Heliotropium 'Marine'
Heliotropium 'Marine' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Heliotrope
family:  Boraginaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 0.45m
width: 0.45m
growth rate:
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: violet
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 3°C
USDA zone: 10 to 11
description:
Compact with large deep violet-blue flowerheads.

cultivation:
Not frost hardy and usually treated as an annual. Any well drained soil in full sun. Keep moderately moist during the growing season and fairly dry in winter.
May be grown in containers and overwintered in a frost free greenhouse.

propagation:
From seed or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

usage:
Suitable for containers.

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