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Greenthumb's Garden


Genus: Heliotropium.

Species: Heliotropium arborescens.

Peruvean native, can be grown as a shrub. Indoors it can easily get infested with bugs and is tender to treatments. Keep a close eye. Flowers for a very long period, but should be cut back just after a winter rest to keep compact. Soft vanilla scent that is a great draw for bee's, butterflies and hummers. I keep it up high so the scent can be enjoyed without bending. I take a sniff every time I'm near. One of my favorite flower scents. Needs good light indoors to thrive. Frost tender.

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