Heliotropium arborescens

NOT the same plant as Heliotropium arborescens ‘Alba’ (I know, confusing). Possibly the original species collected in Peru in the 1700’s. A favorite of S. California garden designers, this one forms a good-sized SHRUB, 4’ x 4’, is much EASIER to grow and much longer-lived . Smaller clusters to 2” across hold white and lavender flowers whose wonderful sweet vanilla scent can be enjoyed even at a distance. If you’ve had a hard time with common garden Heliotrope, you’ll find this one a cinch . Hardy to 25°F. Cut back somewhat in Fall. Showiest in rich, loamy soil. Butterflies, bees, hummers!


Pt. Sun (coast)

Average Water

USDA zones 9-11