Genus: Heliotropium Species: amplexicaule
Variety: ‘Azure Skies’ Common Name:
Height: 12-14″ Hardiness Zone: 7 to 11
Exposure: Sun Uses: Baskets, pots, beds, window boxes, and mixed plantings.
Description: If you think all heliotrope are alike, think again! ‘Azure Skies’ belongs to a different species than the more common varieties. It is low-growing and spreading, with a well-branched, vigorous habit and mounds of pastel lavender flowers. This makes it a good candidate not only for mixed containers, but also as groundcover. This American native is very heat tolerant, but also frost hardy to USDA zone 7. Try it – you’ll love it! Part of the Southern Living Plant Collection.
Additional Gardener Information
Bloom Time: Spring until fall.
Keep on the dry side of moist.
Fertilizing: Fertilize monthly in landscape plantings and twice a month in containers with a well-balanced fertilizer. Pruning: Prune as desired but not required to maintain plant performance.