Botanical Name: Heliotropium arborescens
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 9 and warmer, usually grown as an annual
Plant Dimensions: 12″–18″ tall
Variety Information: 6″–10″ clusters of small, violet-blue, fragrant flowers.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Good for Containers
When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, or any time in Mild Climates
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 10 to 12 weeks before average last frost.
Days to Emerge: 14–21 days
Seed Depth: Press into surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12″
Thinning: When 2″ tall, thin to 1 every 12″