Heliotrope are sweet smelling flowers that are
members of the borage family.
Other Names: Heliotropium, Garden Heliotrope,
Cherry Pie, Mary Fox, White Queen, Common Heliotrope,
Descriptions: Heliotrope have dark green
textured leaves, and tiny flower blossoms in clusters.
Size: Heliotropes grows from 1-3 feet
Symbolism: Heliotrope is a symbol for
eternal love. Heliotrope is also the symbol for
someone who religious salvation and devotion.
Grow Details: Heliotrope is moderately
easy to grow if the conditions are right.
Soil Type: Rich
Soil PH: PH 6.0-8.0
Light: Full Sun to Part Sun
Grow Zone: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
8, 9, 10, 11
Height: Heliotropes grows from 1-3
Flower Colors: Purple, Blue, Burgundy,
Propagation: Propagate through cuttings.
Blooming Period: June to October
Type: Annual or Perennial (in warm climates)
Herbal Remedy Properties: Heliotrope’s
botanical name comes from the Latin, valere, which
means “to be well”. Valerian, is made from Heliotrope.
Valerian is used for insomnia and other disorders
and can be a useful alternative to benzodiazepine
Native Area: Heliotrope is native to Native
to Europe and parts of Asia. Heliotrope is also
found in the Americas.
Other: The sap of heliotrope flowers,
was used as a food coloring in Middle Ages and
Early Modern French cuisine.