Heliotrope – Heliotropium spp.

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Heliotrope – Heliotropium spp.

Common Name: Heliotrope, Turnsole

Botanical Name: Heliotropium spp., he-li-o-TROP-i-um

Decorative Life: About 2-4 plus weeks depending on environment.

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  • Some species are used in perfumery.
  • Heliotropium: from “heliotropic” meaning turning with the sun.
  • The borage family is noted for blue flowers and medicinal herbs.
  • One reportedly good cultivar is ‘Atlantis’ with violet blue flowers. Will generally do well in light levels at least bright enough to read a newspaper in comfort but more light (up to filtered full sunlight) would be better.