A fascinating perennial plant native to much of the continental U.S and Hawaii. It has green to blue-grey slightly fleshy leaves, and uncurling spirals of small white star-shaped flowers that emerge with lime to yellow centers that mature to purple. Salt heliotrope is popular with pollinators and has beautiful scorpioid cymes. It has beautiful succulent blue-grey-green foliage with purplish stem tips, and the entire plant turns a striking purple/blue as it dies back to the base in the fall. This plant is a vigorous grower and will spread underground especially if not grown very dry. It enjoys high salt, alkaline, poor soils, sandy soils, drought, flooding and sun sun tolerance. This is also a great plant for a hot patio pot, low maintenance roadside strips, rain gardens, and dry section of yard. An occasional spritz of sea salt is said to be beneficial for these plants when not grown near the sea shore. Highly attractive to Butterflies and bees. Full sun, Zone 8+.
Other Names: Salt Heliotrope, Quail Plant, Heliotropium angustifolium, Heliotropium curassavicum var. parviflorum, Kipukai, alkali heliotrope, wild heliotrope, salt tolerant plant, beach plant, Cola De Mico, Cola De Gama