The "Cherry Pie Plant" is perennial in warmer climates but is more usually grown as a half hardy annual. The flowers form an overwhelmingly fragrant, deep violet dome above matt oval leaves. Perfect in either containers or the open garden.
For best results, seeds are sown directly into the ground where required in the spring. Alternatively, sow in late winter/early spring in gentle warmth, 15-20 degrees C. Prick out into small 3 inch or 7 cm. pots and plant in final position when the plants are established.
Common name:Heliotropium arborescens
Classification:Half hardy perennial