Cherry Pie Flowers 香水草
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I bought a Basket Marino Heliotrope in a 4 inch container yesterday. It has purple blue flowers and purple/dark green foliage and grows to 16 inches tall.
Another name for heliotrope is cherry pie flower.
Many heliotropes grow to 4 foot tall and wide attractive shrubs and they prefer sun or part shade, and shelter from wind.
Most people grow Heliotrope for its delicious sweet scent, though the tiny flowers are pretty too. The scent is similar to vanilla.
The flowers can be white, mauve or purple.
Heliotrope is considered half-hardy, to 40 degrees F. so needs to be over-wintered indoors in many areas.
I also bought some liquid seaweed as a treat for my vegetables and flowers.
What did you plant this week?