Heliotropium – Fragrant Blue – Heliotrope – Heliotropium arborescens

Garden Height
18 - 30
16 - 20
16 - 20
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Code
Light Level
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Maintenance Notes:

easy care

Maintenance Category: Easy

Water Category: Wet

Bloom Time: Planting to Frost

Hardiness Zones: 11b

Flower Form: Landscape

pH: C - pH 6.0 - 6.5

EC (2:1 Extraction Method): 0.6

Fertilization: 150 - 200

Light Requirements: High

Water Requirements: Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature: 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature: 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature: 50 - 60° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information:

Spring through Summer Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]:

4-5" and Quart Pot: 6-8
6" and Gallon Pot: 8-10
7-9" Pot: 10-12
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot: 12-14

Pinching and Growth Regulators:

Pinch once, 2 weeks after liner planting. PGRs are not necessary for most varieties. B-9 at 2500 or Sumagic at 5 to 10 ppm will help control growth if necessary.

Pest and Disease Management:

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. Watch for white flies. A preventative fungicide drench at planting will be helpful. In poor weather conditions avoid wet soil and moisture on the foliage.

Grower Tips:

-Marine is the most vigorous Heliotropium arborescens.

In low light conditions avoid wet soil and moisture on the foliage.

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