Heliotrope - Lord Robert

Heliotrope - Lord Robert

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certified organic cert number 22013

Usually available: All year

Life cycle: Perennial
Height: 60cm - 1m
Position: Sun / part shade
Soil preference: Well drained

This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA

You will receive
- 1 Heliotrope - Lord Robert Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name: Heliotropium aborescens 'Lord Roberts'

Heliotrope ‘Lord Roberts’ is an evergreen shrub, except in very cold regions where it may be treated as an annual plant. It reaches from 60cm to 1meter high and up to 1 meter wide in good conditions. The large, dark purple toned leaves are rugose, deeply textured and oval to elliptical in shape. The flowers are deep purple and are on display for much of the year. They have a pleasing fragrance, which is especially noticeable at night.

Heliotrope ‘Lord Robert’ has the botanical designation Heliotropium X hybridum, although it may be recorded as a variety of Heliotropium arborescens. It has more compact growth form than the branching character of Heliotrope arborescens and usually a deeper flower colour. Despite this, it is still a good plant for trailing over walls and along the ground. The Heliotropium genus of plants is a member of the Borage family and has up to 250 species, with many varieties spread across the globe. H. arborescens, the parent plant of ‘Lord Robert’ has its origins in Peru, where it grows in a wide range of habitats. All species are highly fragrant and good butterfly attractants.

Growing Conditions

Heliotrope’ Lord Robert’ prefers full sun to part shade with fertile, well-drained soil. Regular water is a necessity, but damp ground or heavy clay is not tolerated very well. Overwatering may result in black coloured leaves. It does not survive very cold temperatures and may either be treated as an annual or kept in containers and over-wintered indoors. ‘Lord Roberts’ is a fast grower and is able to tolerate being cut back by half in order to maintain a compact shape and prevent it from becoming too straggly. New flowers will also be encouraged by occasional trimming. This is an ideal plant for cottage gardens and is an old garden favourite.

Caution: It should be noted that all parts of the plant are toxic to humans and animals. For more information see Heliotrope arborescens ‘Cherry Pie’.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.


Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)


We cannot send plants to Western Australia, Northern Territory & Tasmania due to restrictions.

We can send plants to Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, ACT.

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)


We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Thursday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.


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