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Heliotropium Black Beauty

Heliotropium Black Beauty is a third smaller than the species. I find it is a little less fragrant as well. But it is more tolerant of full sun. Heliotrope is particularly fragrant and well worth the trouble to use it as an annual where the climate is not accommodating. Heliotropium arborescens can be planted in full sun near the coast but prefers some protection inland. Heliotrope will do quite well in the banana belt sections of the inland valleys. Plants are hardy into the high 20°s F. Regular water and decent drainage are a requirement.

Heliotropium Black Beauty

Flowers and foliage of Heliotropium Black Beauty - Black Beauty Heliotrope. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.