Scientific Name: Heliotropium arborescens cvs.
Common Name: heliotrope, cherry pie
Family Name: Boraginaceae
Origin: South America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 11: (above 4 °C)
Plant Type: Annual
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Open, Spreading, Upright
Form: Mounded, Oval - horizontal, Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Attract butterflies, Bedding plant, Container planting, Fragrance, Group or mass planting, Hanging basket, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Rugose, Pubescent, Elliptic, Ciliate
Flowers: Cyme, White, Blue, Violet, Purple, Dark-red, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct
Fruit: Schizocarp, Brown
Key ID Features:
Leaves alternate, dark, very rugose (similar to viburnum), with a strong scent when crushed; florets in a large, dense, purple/white/blue corymb-like cyme.