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18/04/2012 at 19:43

Can anyone tell me whether Heliotrope are a hardy plant or a bedding plant.  I live in Suffolk and have a fairly sheltered garden.  Any advice would be helpful. 

18/04/2012 at 19:47

I would say Heliotrope are a tender perennial - they can be overwintered somwhere frost free and cuttings usually root well

Pam x

18/04/2012 at 19:49

Thank you Lily

18/04/2012 at 20:20

I thought that mine would be OK in a sheltered spot by the back door in my mild area of the Sussex seaside but it wasn't. RIP

22/07/2012 at 09:00

Can you take cuttings?

22/07/2012 at 17:58

Yes I've taken several cuttings from Helliotrope Marine and overwintered them indoors .  Tried fleecing them one year but no luck .

22/07/2012 at 20:38
Heliotrope Chatsworth is the best .....it is tender but survives often in my Cornish garden but I take cuttings in August and again from potted plants kept in a greenhouse in spring. The annual Marine is not as scented, I think, as the variety Chatsworth and is best raised by seed sown in spring
23/07/2012 at 15:38

Thank you

23/07/2012 at 20:27
Just got my RHS magazine, says to take semi-ripe heliotrope cuttings in August.
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