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Last year, I chanced upon some Heliotrope "Cherry Pie" plants which were sold (with instructions) as annuals. They were not expensive and I bought five of them to use as border plants. The result was a sweet-smelling driveway and flowers until late October. I am confused now since I have only found Heliotropes being sold as half-hardy perrenials which are obviously more expensive and are best potted. I do so want to have them in the border again and would welcome a clarification of the cultivation of this plant. Looking at this site, I think the variety which I had was probably "Marine" which grew to a height of about 18" and were a very dark blue, almost purple.
Thank you in advance to anyone who can educate me in this matterFelinfan


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Even though though this is a perennial in warmer countries we need to treat it as an annual. Otherwise it gets straggly and won't flower as well as new plants, each year. Sorry. But you can sow seeds every year and grow your own more cheaply, if you like.

7 May, 2010

 

Thanks for that:I suspected as much.Might try the seeds

7 May, 2010

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