Blue Heliotrope Description
Blue Heliotrope Identification
Blue heliotrope is a perennial herb typically growing to about 60 cm in height. The plant has a large, well-developed root system. The leaves are lanceolate (tapering to a point) in shape, and can grow to 2-9 cm in length and 0.4–2.5 cm wide. They are a dull-green colour and are covered in short hairs.
Blue heliotrope has flowers that are arranged in a caterpillar-like formation, featuring 0-7 branches depending on the size of the plant. The flowers themselves sit in two rows run in two parallel rows along small branches, with petals between 5.5–8 mm in length. The flowers are purple to blue in colour, and can be found on the plant for most of the year, apart from in winter in more southern areas.
Blue Heliotrope Control
Controlling Blue Heliotrope
Ensure you spray the entire leaf area of the plant, with thorough coverage of the crown (where the stems meet) all the way to the tips.
For best results, ensure you treat when the plant is actively growing and commencing flowering. This will ensure maximum uptake of the chemical into the root system.
Herbicides for control of Blue Heliotrope
# Note: Preferred product option in bold. * Consult label for details of growth stage and use, especially where range of rates is given.