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  • Eventual height: 0.3m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Heliotropium arborescens 'Princess Marina'

cherry pie

RHS award of garden merit
9cm pot £6.99
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: any fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: half hardy annual

    Clusters of sweetly-scented, deep violet-blue flowers from June to August and attractively wrinkled, dark green leaves. This compact heliotrope is ideal for a windowbox or patio container in a sunny, protected site. One of this plant's common names, cherry pie, refers to its unusual scent, which is reminiscent of freshly baked cherry pie!

  • Garden care: Feed regularly with a high potash fertiliser, such as Tomorite, throughout the summer