09 May 2010


At the same nursery, I saw this clump of Heliotropium arborescens (Garden Heliotrope, Common Heliotrope or Cherry Pie). Whilst it is always a healthy or vigorous looking plant, I was mesmerized by its beautiful flowers, that reminded me somewhat of Lantana camara.

At the ABC show, I bought 2 pots of these and 2 pots of the cultivar Lord Robert's but they all did not make it. These herbs are very sensitive to root damages and could not take the de-rooting treatment.

What a pity.