Heliotrope 'Midnight Sky'

An excellent container plant for its lovely scent – cherry pie crossed with vanilla. More
5 young plants 510888-5 £13.95 Delivery mid April
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10 young plants 510888-10 £25.50 Delivery mid April
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Or buy this as part of our Nemesia Wisley Vanilla and Scented Purple Pot Collection.

More Details

An excellent container plant for its lovely scent – cherry pie crossed with vanilla. A much improved form of 'Marine'.

Genus Heliotropium arborescens
Variety Midnight Sky
Type Tender Perennial
Common Name Cherry pie plant
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 25-30cm (10-12in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Care Tips Pinching plants to encourage blooming, and deadhead to entice a continuous bloom.
Flowering June - October
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Heliotrope 'Midnight Sky' reviews

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Reviewed 15th November 2018 by Maggie

Didn't flower as long as I expected but maybe the hot dry summer didn't help

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Lynn

Service and quality first rate. Packaging excellent.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Jessamy

Never really got going, not much of a scent, maybe they would have preferred a cooler summer.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Sarah

The young plants were a good size and flourished very well. I am now over-wintering them in my conservatory and hope that such strong plants will keep going.

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Donna

Gorgeous vanilla fragrance and intense purple flowers. Great for patio pots.

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Dr Perry-Keene

Sadly they had no smell but they grew well

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Peter

Never made very substantial plants

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Mrs Salmon

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Reviewed 20th October 2018 by B Sweeney

Great service but heliotrope probably great for a sunny sheltered south of England garden , but totally unsuitable for my windy Northern Ireland beds

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Reviewed 12th October 2018 by Valerie

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Susan

They did not like the heat but were pretty good but not as they have been in the past.

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Claire

Looked and smelled great but despite general care and dead heading didn't last as long as I expected

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Edwina

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Ruth

I was pleased to find a source for heliotropes, though was disappointed with their growth this year - they never got very tall. I think this must have been my fauly for planting them into old compost to which I'd added some feed. Next year I'll give them proper fresh compost.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Linda

Arrived well packaged but only 4 of the 5 became viable plants. The 5th hardly had any roots and just didn’t make it! Don’t think I’ll buy plants again online. Will probably stick to bulbs.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Janis

Every plant purchase I have made has arrived very healthy and have grown into wonderful plants.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Pat

Reliably long flowering. Lovely colour.
very sturdy plants

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Stephanie

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Lesley

Long flowering and attractive to bees and butterflies.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Liz

Didn't do very well, stayed very small

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Heliotropium and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 17th September 2018 by Cherry

I have given them the benefit of doubt as I don't think they were too happy in my location and only three survived.

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Reviewed 16th September 2018 by Mrs MacLaurin

Not as successful as other plants - don't know why.

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Reviewed 14th September 2018 by Linda

These were lovely plants ,they arrived really well packaged , and they have flowered well .

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Margaret

Arrived in great condition and have grown wonderfully. Lots of colour still

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by John

As always excellent service and quality plants.

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Valerie

They have flowered all summer and I love the colour of them.

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Priscilla

Excellent. They are still flowering.

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Carole

have performed well and are still flowering

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by R A Fitzsimons

I had 4 plants that died off but when I reported this I was sent a new set of 10 that have performed well!

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Kathryn

Gorgeous plants, that are still in bloom. I'm hoping to overwinter them.

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Ms Hayter

very healthy and long flowering

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Bridget

Arived as expected beautifully packaged. All plants have done well and are still thriving despite the ho conditions.

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Christopher

Great flowers and scent. Very prolific.

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Ms Maynard

excellent service. love the vanilla scent this plant emits

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Michael

Very good strong healthy plants.

DELIGHTFUL SURPRISE

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Reviewed 27th February 2018 by DAWN ROBSON

I loved the flower colour and foliage but the surprise was how the perfume wafted in the air once the sun was on them, it stopped me in my tracks then the penny dropped, 'ah yes that's the Heliotrope'

Beautiful

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Reviewed 1st July 2017 by B Mitchell-Innes

These were my first ever purchase from Sarah Raven. I am incredibly impressed with the packing and condition of the plants having had less good experiences with other suppliers.

The plants themselves are sturdy and in bud and you can just smell them.

Having grown heliotrope before I am hoping these will over winter under fleece.

Excellent!

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Reviewed 28th August 2016 by Diane Armistead

These have been just great - have kept them dead-headed and they keep flourishing! Really healthy plants and extremely pleased with the quality.