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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    A fragrant addition to your summer border, this sturdy plant prefers well-drained soil and afternoon shade in the southern garden.

    Latin Name

    Heliotropium arborescens


    Family

    Boraginaceae


    Type of Plant

    Annual

    Bloom Season

    August - October


    Seasons

    Summer
    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 2'
    Max Spread: 1.5'

    Uses

  • Annual

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tollerances

  • Deer

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest
    Harmful to pets

    Colors


    Native Range

    Peru


    History

    Jefferson said of this plant, "To be sowed in spring. A delicious flower, but I suspect it must be planted in boxes and kept in the house in winter. The smell rewards the care."


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