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Number of plants found: 4    

Heliotropium sp., Turnsole, Heliotrope

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Heliotropium rotundifolium
 Heliotropium sp.
Family: Boraginaceae
Turnsole, Heliotrope
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersFragrantSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time
 Heliotropium sp., Turnsole, Heliotrope

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Heliotropium sp., Turnsole, Heliotrope

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Heliotropium sp., Turnsole, Heliotrope

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Tournefortia argentea, Argusia argentea , Octopus Bush, Tree Heliotrope, Velvetleaf Soldierbush

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Family: Boraginaceae
Octopus Bush, Tree Heliotrope, Velvetleaf Soldierbush
Origin: East Tropical Africa, South Tropical Africa, Madagascar, China, Japan, India, Malesia, Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Use salt water for their water requirements, deposits the excess salt onto one leaf on each bunch, turning it yellow.

To minimise water loss it has developed hair covered leaves, these hairs also give the plant a silver hue, reflecting large amounts of the sun's heat rather than absorbing it.


 Tournefortia argentea, Argusia argentea , Octopus Bush, Tree Heliotrope, Velvetleaf Soldierbush

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Tournefortia argentea, Argusia argentea , Octopus Bush, Tree Heliotrope, Velvetleaf Soldierbush

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Tournefortia argentea, Argusia argentea , Octopus Bush, Tree Heliotrope, Velvetleaf Soldierbush

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Heliotropium peruviana Alba, Heliotropium arborescens, White Turnsole

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Family: Boraginaceae
White Turnsole
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

A sweet-scented plant which is called Heliotrope because it follows the course of the sun. After opening it gradually turns from the east to the west and during the night turns again to the east to meet the rising sun. The Ancients recognized this characteristic of the plant and applied it. In homoeopathic medicine a tincture of the whole fresh plant is used for clergyman's sore throat and uterine displacement. A wonderfully exotic plant with dark green veined leaves and honey-vanilla scented deep violet flowers 4-6 inch wide in clusters above branching stems. The flowers open alternately, on the left, then the right, unfolding from coiled clusters of buds. They are strongly scented. Variety Alba has white flowers that smell like pure vanilla. The unforgettable vanilla fragrance is sensuous but not overpowering. Heliotrope's flowers are a first choice for every scented bouquet and will transform a terrace into a perfumed retreat. Prefers to be grown in part shade in warm climates. It can be brought indoors and enjoyed as a winter houseplant and placed back into the garden in the spring. See Heliotropium peruviana Cherry Pie.


 Heliotropium peruviana Alba, Heliotropium arborescens, White Turnsole

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Heliotropium peruviana, Heliotropium arborescens, Turnsole, Cherry Pie

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Family: Boraginaceae
Turnsole, Cherry Pie
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

A sweet-scented plant which is called Heliotrope because it follows the course of the sun. After opening it gradually turns from the east to the west and during the night turns again to the east to meet the rising sun. The Ancients recognized this characteristic of the plant and applied it. In homoeopathic medicine a tincture of the whole fresh plant is used for clergyman's sore throat and uterine displacement. A wonderfully exotic plant with dark green veined leaves and honey-vanilla scented deep violet flowers 4-6 inch wide in clusters above branching stems. The flowers open alternately, on the left, then the right, unfolding from coiled clusters of buds. They are strongly scented. Variety Alba has white flowers that smell like pure vanilla. The unforgettable vanilla fragrance is sensuous but not overpowering. Heliotrope's flowers are a first choice for every scented bouquet and will transform a terrace into a perfumed retreat. Prefers to be grown in part shade in warm climates. It can be brought indoors and enjoyed as a winter houseplant and placed back into the garden in the spring. See Heliotropium peruviana Alba.


 Heliotropium peruviana, Heliotropium arborescens, Turnsole, Cherry Pie

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Heliotropium peruviana, Heliotropium arborescens, Turnsole, Cherry Pie

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Heliotropium peruviana, Heliotropium arborescens, Turnsole, Cherry Pie

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Heliotropium peruviana, Heliotropium arborescens, Turnsole, Cherry Pie

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Heliotropium peruviana, Heliotropium arborescens, Turnsole, Cherry Pie

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Heliotropium peruviana, Heliotropium arborescens, Turnsole, Cherry Pie

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