Hliotrope grass of Saint Fiacre

L’Heliotrope is a perennial that blooms from spring to the end of the’and was perfectly adorn your borders but also your pots and your planters.

Here are our tips for beautiful flowers as long as possible ...

In short, that’you should know:

: Heliotropium
Family : Boraginaceae
Type : Vivace

: 40 to 120 cm
Exposure : Sunlight
Ground : Ordinary, well drained

Flowering : May to September

Planting, seeding of’héliothrope:

L’heliotrope loves the sun and fears the cold like fresh winds.

C’is a plant that freezes when the thermometer drops below -4 ° and should therefore be grown in pots, as geraniums, to be put to the’shelter in winter.

  • It is recommended to plant the heliotrope purchased bucket in the spring, after all risk of frost.
  • The soil must be well drained soil and relatively cool
  • Mix preferably your land to the special soil or perennial flowering plants: this will enrich your soil.
  • Maintain a distance of 30-40 cm between each foot.


Favor a seedlings under shelter in the month of March-April

Plant out once in the bucket before putting in place in May.

  • Water regularly but not excessively throughout the planting.

Size and Care’héliothrope:

Remove faded flowers as and when they come to stimulate flowering.

Hand watering, avoid wetting the foliage and water in case of prolonged drought.

Pot, more regular watering s’required for the earth s’dries more easily.

Namely on’héliothrope:

This perennial, that’is usually grown as an annual, forms a very green bush with large dark blue inflorescences.

It is also called grass Saint Fiacre and c’is solid in that box or planter’it will find its better place.

You can plant it near’a living as a terrace to enjoy the sweet scent of vanilla.

Malignant Council about the’héliothrope:

Flowering is abundant and fragrant; making it very pretty flowers that will accommodate your bouquets.

Also read:

  • Multiply your perennials by division of the tuft.