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.
I would say Heliotrope are a tender perennial - they can be overwintered somwhere frost free and cuttings usually root well
Thank you Lily
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
Can you take cuttings?
Yes I've taken several cuttings from Helliotrope Marine and overwintered them indoors . Tried fleecing them one year but no luck .
Old Thread, arise and come forth! I've just discovered Heliotrope marine and if chatsworth smells better than this, I need it urgently!
So Verdun, and others, please advise: where can I get the chatsworth variety?
**Hallelujah!!** BLESS you Verdun!!! Oh and you are in Cornwall! I LOVE Cornwall! Last year, we rented a cottage in Penti Dowran and travelled all over- the climate is just sublime! This was in May.... I had to go back again later in the year to Truro. I took my best friend to the Minack open-air theatre to see King Lear....Verdun, I cannot begin to describe that magical sunset and how ethereal the whole experience was!
We digress however- now to call Homestead plants! Thanks again.
I only came fifth...
But my jokes are of a higher quality than Verdun's...
Good luck with it Anomander. Heliotrope isn't reliably hardy up here which is a a pity. Something I've always rather fancied
I could 'grow them in containers and bring them out the greenhouse....'
if I had one...and could be bothered Verd...
oh you're very slow...too much ice cream and doughnuts....
Ah, you two do make me chuckle ? I'm out of luck with both garden centres, Verdun. Both are sold out for 2016 so I shall commence next year. Alternatively, I could just try to get some Chatsworth seeds and sow my way to success.
I do have a small greenhouse so I will try to overwinter the existing 2 Marine plants- we came back from a weekend away last night and went into the back garden to do some watering and just those two little plants made SUCH a fragrant impression! ? So I'm in love... ?
And yes, I do adore Cornwall Verdun! Fairygirl, whereabouts are you located? Just so I can pay due homage- as an advance-deposit, I'm sure it's simply wonderful! ??
Slightly further north Anomander - west central Scotland. Lots of rain and not too much warm sun
and yes - it's so wonderful, Verdun's thinking of moving up here to enjoy our beautiful scenery. He's got to bring extra clothes though
I expect you can get some online too. There are lots of good suppliers who might have a few plants left. We have a thread here for all the places we recommend - it's called The Good Guys . Verd started it a while back