Seaside Heliotrope

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SEASIDE HELIOTROPE
Heliotropium curassavicum - Boraginaceae, Borage Family

DESCRIPTION: Upright, spreading, succulent perennial flowering plant growing in moist or seasonally flooded areas
Height: From 4 to 8 inches
Flowers: White with yellow centers, 1/10 inch wide on curved stem, all year long
Fruit: Small, inconspicuous seed
Foliage: Leaves to 2 1/2 inches long and
1/2 inch wide
Growth rate: Moderate to fast

REQUIREMENTS:
Sun: Full sun
Soil: Sandy soils near the coast to cracks in sidewalks
Drainage: Well to none
Water: Moderate
Maintenance: Little needed
Propagation: Seeds

NATIVE HABITAT: Seaside conditions, salt and seasonal flooding

WILDLIFE USE: Nectar source for butterflies.

COMMENTS: A suitable flowering ground cover for the sun. Easy to establish in a  small area. Very attractive when used in a rock garden setting near  a pond or water feature.

 

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