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Heliotrope, Heliotropium arborescens

Heliotrope

FAMILY:
Boraginaceae

ORIGIN:
Neotropical America

DESCRIPTION:
Bush plant with broadly oval wrinkled dark green leaves; blue flowers are borne in dense flower heads; grows to 18"

CULTIVATION:
Water moderately; fertilize monthly; bright indirect light; shade from hot afternoon sun

PROPAGATION:
Root semi-ripe cuttings

COMMENTS:
Gained popularity in the Victoria era; Heliotrope was laid in the coffin of Emily Dickinson

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