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Heliotropium peruvianum (Heliotrope)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Heliotropium peruvianum

Other names

Heliotrope

Genus

Heliotropium Heliotropium

Species

H. peruvianum - H. peruvianum is a tender evergreen perennial with semi-glossy dark green leaves, and purple to lavender flowers in summer.


Heliotropium peruvianum is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Purple, Pale-lavender in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse whitefly Glasshouse whitefly

General care

Pruning

Trim and deadhead as required.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Stem tip cuttings


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Where to grow

Heliotropium peruvianum (Heliotrope) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers, Conservatory, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

It is essential to plant in a sheltered postion in full sun. Best grown in a pot or container inside or as summer bedding.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Heliotropium peruvianum

Other names

Heliotrope

Genus

Heliotropium Heliotropium

Species

H. peruvianum - H. peruvianum is a tender evergreen perennial with semi-glossy dark green leaves, and purple to lavender flowers in summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Purple, Pale-lavender in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse whitefly

General care

Pruning

Trim and deadhead as required.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Stem tip cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Heliotropium peruvianum (Heliotrope) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers, Conservatory, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

It is essential to plant in a sheltered postion in full sun. Best grown in a pot or container inside or as summer bedding.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

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