Heliotropium arborescens

THE most fragrant Heliotrope! Vigorous and long lived,this non-dwarf form lives for many years if treated to part shade and rich, well-drained soil. I love working in the vicinity of this deliciously scented heirloom, with its continuous parade of Spring thru Fall blooms giving off a powerful aroma of sweet vanilla.Weeding anywhere nearby is a scent-sualthrill! Starry, white-flowered, 3-4” clusters are displayed pleasingly from top to bottom on a bushy, bright green mound of textured foliage 30"x30". Cut back in Winter and side-dress with compost in early Spring for perfect appearance year after year. Wonderful outside a window or trailing from a container (15+ gal). Butterflies!

Heliotropium arborescens AlbaHeliotropium arborescens Alba


Average Water

USDA zones 9-11
Annual elsewhere