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Order: Lamiales
   Family: Boraginaceae
            Genus: Heliotropium
                        Specie: arborescens

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 3 ft (1 m)

Cultivation: Fertile well-drained soil

Features: Shiny dark green leaves; perfumed mauve to purple flowers spring?summer

Uses: Shrub borders Containers Woodland gardens

Zones: 9-12

Description: From tropical Peru, this is a spreading, evergreen bun-shaped shrub to 3 ft (1 m). The narrow oval leaves are dark and shiny above with a paler reverse. Abundant sweetly perfumed mauve to purple flowers are produced from early spring to late summer. Sever

Growth Habit: Spreading bun-shaped habit

Comments: Cultivars available

Growth: Vascular plant without significant woody tissue above or at the ground. Forbs and herbs may be annual, biennial, or perennial but always lack significant thickening by secondary woody growth and have perennating buds borne at or below the ground surface.

Duration: Perennial

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