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Heliotropium arborescens - Heliotrope

Heliotropium arborescens - Heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens - Heliotrope)

This Heliotrope was blooming and was so, so fragrant! The whole area smelled sweet! Photo taken in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. on Jan. 16, 2013.

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One of my favorites. We grow it as an annual. Popular in hanging baskets .

17 Jan, 2013


Yes, it's one of my favorite scented plants. This plant has been here for years; however, it's never gotten larger. I used to have a 6ft (2m) tall plant (in the ground) for many years up in the San Francisco Bay Area. That was until a gopher ate it.

17 Jan, 2013



17 Jan, 2013


I hope no gopher comes around here, I have a lovely one in the garden room, flowering away, but I am training it to be a cloud pruned plant, have had it over three years now, so it is getting there...scent is quite faint in the winter here.

22 Jan, 2013



It's been there for a long time. I've never seen gopher mounds in this part of Balboa Park. I think it'll be safe. :>)

23 Jan, 2013



24 Jan, 2013


In other parts of the park it would not be safe. lol!:>)

I just read in your previous comment you don't get much fragrance. That's so unusual! The flowers are usually so overbearingly strong!

24 Jan, 2013


In the summer yes it is beautiful, but in the winter it is quite slight......

28 Jan, 2013


It could have to do with the air movement outdoors, possibly?

29 Jan, 2013

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