Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Heliotropium arborescens.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 7cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. High percentage. Because the plant is not hardy the cuttings would have to be grown in a greenhouse for the winter before planting them out in the spring.Cuttings of young shoots in the spring. Because the plant is not hardy the cuttings would have to be grown in a greenhouse for the winter before planting them out in the spring.
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Severely damaged by low temperatures, this plant is not hardy in Britain but it can be grown as a half-hardy annual, flowering in its first year from seed. If grown as a shrub, it requires a minimum winter temperature of 5 - 7°c. Plants stop growing when night-time temperatures fall below 5°c and are likely to be killed once the temperature falls below -2°c. The plant turns its leaves and flowers so that it is always facing the sun during the day. The flowers have a most unusual perfume, somewhat like cherries baked in a pie. It is a good butterfly plant.A parent of the cultivated ornamental garden heliotropes, there are many named varieties.
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
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