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Are Heliotrope hardy

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. 



  • LilylouiseLilylouise Posts: 1,013

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

    Pam x

  • Thank you Lily

  • KoalagirlKoalagirl Posts: 225

    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

  • pinapusspinapuss Posts: 2

    Can you take cuttings?

  • Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

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

  • pinapusspinapuss Posts: 2

    Thank you image

  • Pennine PetalPennine Petal Posts: 1,540
    Just got my RHS magazine, says to take semi-ripe heliotrope cuttings in August.
  • Old Thread, arise and come forth! image 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?

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