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Heliotrope
Photo by Proven Winners; written by Sharon Cohoon

Heliotrope

(Heliotropium arborescens)

Though the purple varieties are more common, the white-flowered form is the most fragrant. Perennial in zones 15-17, 23, 24, H1, H2; annual elsewhere.

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