Extremely regarded for its magnificence and perfume, Heliotropium arborescens ‘Lord Roberts’ is a standout at our Camberwell venture.

Heliotropium arborescens is an evergreen shrub that’s good for trailing over partitions and alongside the bottom. With purple tinted leaves that showcase deep violet-blue flowers all through the hotter months, this pretty cottage plant has a delightful vanilla perfume that’s particularly noticeable at evening.

As enticing to butterflies as it’s people, all components of the plant are poisonous.

Heliotropium arborescens develop as much as 1 metre excessive and as much as 1 metre extensive in good situations. It prefers full solar to half shade with fertile, well-drained soil. Common water is a necessity nevertheless damp floor or heavy clay shouldn’t be tolerated nicely. Overwatering might lead to black colored leaves. ‘Lord Roberts’ is a quick grower that is ready to tolerate being reduce by half with a purpose to keep a compact form and stop it from changing into too straggly. New flowers may even be inspired by occasional trimming.

Chosen as a super floor cowl at our Camberwell venture, Heliotropium arborescens work superbly as below planting assist to the characteristic urn. This plant is an previous favorite of ours which may simply turn out to be a brand new favorite of yours.

 

Heliotropium arborescens Lord Roberts. Ian Barker Gardens. Garden Notebook Edition 23

Camberwell project. Ian Barker Gardens. Garden Design. Garden Notebook Edition 22