Heliotrope Purple Marine Rooted Cutting Liner

Heliotrope Purple Marine - Rooted Cutting Liner

Our Product CodeHEL
Sold in Liners of 100
Price Per Plug: 53¢
Total Per Tray: $53.00
1/3 Partial Tray
Price Per Plug: 68¢
Total Per Tray: $23.80

North Carolina Farms, Inc.
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Heliotrope Purple Marine are great landscape plants for those who live in areas with hot, dry summers. They are drought and heat tolerant while providing great-looking bushels of blooms. Their purple flowers are very fragrant and their mounding habit keeps plants neat and clean.


Growing Tips

For best results with Heliotrope, use a constant-but-low feed program of 200 ppm N. A pH between 5.5 and 6.5 is important for the healthiest plant color.

Flowering

Heliotrope will bloom naturally in the spring as the days lengthen.

Pinching

Heliotrope do not require pinching, but you can trim larger baskets to maintain their shape if you want. Allow 4-6 weeks after the last pinch for blooms to appear.

Spacing

Space pots as needed for pot size. Normal 2' centered spacing is usually adequate.

Height Control

Plant growth regulators are not necessary for Heliotrope. Allow the plant to grow, and shape the pots through proper pinching.

Pests

Whiteflies and occasionally aphids are Heliotrope Purple Marine's biggest pests.

Disease

They are not prone to many diseases, but watch for botrytis while the days are short. This grey rot is usually associated with wet or humid conditions. You can prevent botrytis by allowing the plant to dry out between waterings, allowing for good airflow in your greenhouse, and spacing to allow the sun to penetrate to the soil level. The most common chemicals used to treat botrytis are Medallion and Banrot. Use them as a drench according to each label's instructions.

Planting Heliotrope Purple Marine Liners

  1. We recommend planting 5 starter plants per 10 inch basket. Use a well-drained soil in your baskets and plant your starter plants deep, allowing the ellepot to be completely covered by the soil. If you are planting 4" pots, 1 plant per pot should be sufficient. Plant it directly in the middle of your pot.
  2. Pinching is not required on a natural season bloom schedule, but it is useful in shaping the basket as needed. Remember to give yourself a minimum of 4 weeks from the last pinch for blooms to develop.

Rooted Cuttings

Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Heliotrope Purple Marine Quick Reference Guide
4" crop time6 Weeks
10" crop time8-10 weeks
Bloom PeriodSpring, Summer
ColorPurple
HabitMounding
Height6-8 Inches
LightFull Sun
Minimum Temp60
Perennial ZoneNot Hardy
Water NeedsModerate
Patented PlantNo


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