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Heliotropium – Marine

Garden Height
15 - 20
Spacing
10 - 14
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Purple
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
Proven Selections

Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Fragrant Flower

Maintenance Notes

Pinching plants will encourage blooming, deadheading will encourage continuous bloom.

Uses Notes

This annual is lovely in containers and borders

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Landscape, Container

pH C - pH 6.0 - 6.5

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements Medium, 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.