Heliotropium arborescens 'Princess Marina'

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Buy Heliotropium arborescens 'Princess Marina' cherry pie: Masses of violet-blue flowers


  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: any fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: half hardy annual

    Clusters of sweetly-scented, deep violet-blue flowers from June to August and attractively wrinkled, dark green leaves. This compact heliotrope is ideal for a windowbox or patio container in a sunny, protected site. One of this plant's common names, cherry pie, refers to its unusual scent, which is reminiscent of freshly baked cherry pie!

  • Garden care: Feed regularly with a high potash fertiliser, such as Tomorite, throughout the summer

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Can I give heliotrope a 'Chelsea chop' to keep it flowering later in the summer. Both plants in full flower but starting to go a bit brown in the middle.

GdnGuru26

Hello, This is a half hardy annual, so the trick for a longer flowering period is to not let it set seed. You can cut it down a little, but I would avoid being too drastic, but do immediately remove any spent flowers as soon as they have faded.

Helen

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