Heliotrope Flower Gifts

Heliotrope, also known as Bugleweed, Ground pine or Carpet bugle, is a genus of about 40–50 species of annual and perennial herbaceous flowering plants in the mint family.

Heliotrope

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, Turnsole,

Scientific Classification:

Kingdom: Plantae
Family:
Boraginaceae
Genus: Heliotropium


Heliotrope

Descriptions: Heliotrope have dark green textured leaves, and tiny flower blossoms in clusters.

Size: Heliotropes grows from 1-3 feet tall.

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.

Grow Details

Soil Type: Rich Loamy Soil
Soil PH: PH 6.0-8.0
Water: Moist
Light: Full Sun to Part Sun
Grow Zone: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11


Characteristics

Height: Heliotropes grows from 1-3 feet tall.
Flower Colors: Purple, Blue, Burgundy, White
Propagation: Propagate through cuttings.
Division/Transplants:
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 drugs.

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.



Heliotrope Flower Gifts


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