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Products > Heliotropium arborescens 'Lotusland'
Heliotropium arborescens 'Lotusland' - Lotusland Heliotrope
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Boraginaceae (Borages)
Origin: Peru (South America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Light Lavender
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: [H. peruvianum]
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Heliotropium arborescens 'Lotusland' (Lotusland Heliotrope) A medium sized shrub to 4-5 feet tall by 6-8 feet wide with a strongly vanilla-like fragrant flowers that are in abundance in spring and again in fall on coiled flower stems, creating a dense ball of flowers. The flower buds are a deep lilac color with flowers a pale lilac color as they open. It grows well in coastal sun or part shade with regular to occasional watering. This shrub is tender to frost and temperatures below 28 F but damaged tips recover quickly. Like the species, this plant imparts a wonderful scent over a large area of the garden and is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. For more information about this species, see our listing for Heliotropium arborescens an old fashion plant long in cultivation that has flowers that open a lighter, almost white color. Our thanks go out to Lotusland's Plant Healthcare Specialist Corey Welles for pointing this plant out to us during a visit in 2019 to their pollinator garden and for giving us permission to take some cuttings. 

Information about Heliotropium arborescens 'Lotusland' displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.