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Heliotrope is part of the Heliotropium genus. Its scientific name is Heliotropium. It is a flower / grass that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Heliotrope is known for its erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 36.0 cm (1.17 feet). This plant is a great attractor for butterflies, so if you are looking to attract wildlife Heliotrope is a great choice.

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How to grow Heliotrope

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Heliotrope is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

Growing Heliotrope from seed

By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Heliotrope about 77 days before your last frost date .

Transplanting Heliotrope

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Heliotrope is a hardy plant.

Companion plants for Heliotrope

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Heliotrope so consider planting:

Repellent plants for Heliotrope

These plants will not grow well with Heliotrope so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Heliotrope problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Heliotrope plants:

Other names for Heliotrope


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How long does Heliotrope take to grow?

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