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Cherry Pie

Flowers are known for their distinct and alluring fragrances. The soothing aromas dwell deep inside our hearts. Cherry Pie is the name of one such flower which has gained huge popularity throughout the world for its sweet and luring fragrance. the intoxicating vanilla and cinnamon blended fruity scent is really vibrant in mornings and early evenings.
   

An Introduction
Heliotropium arborescens, as we call it botanically belongs to a well defined family of plants called Boraginaceae. Originated in Peruvian Andes mountains, these clustered flowers have adapted well to other regions in the world as well. The annual plants grow best when planted in The months of February and March.

The oval or lens shaped leaves cover the entire plant with lush green foliage which adds to the attraction of the beautiful plant. This dark green and velvety kind of foliage is anotherstrong reason that leads to its high plantation as it gives a rich green appearance to the garden. The long grayish green leaves also display their fleshy veins and little tiny flowers are arrnged in clusters above the foliage. The purple color gives a grand look to the plant.

 

Cherry Pie produces not so bright colored flowers but the delicate colors adorned with sweet fragrance make them a favorite amongst the gardeners and the florists as well. Valley soils and sheltered gardens act as the best propagator for these attractive flowering plants.

The Cherry Pie plant is highly delicate towards Harsh sunlight and simply withers when in light for a longer duration. Once propagated through seeds the plant does take time to reach up to a maximized height of about 4 feet. Cuttings is another method through which Cherry Pies can be proliferated. Moderate amounts of water, well drained soils blended with good measures of compost ensure a healthy Cherry Pie plant. It is very natural for a delicate plant not to withstand extremes of climate. Frost is another damage causing factor which hampers the growth of Cherry Pie.

 

Varieties of Cherry Pie Flower
Cherry Pie is found abundantly on the planet in various natural colors and hues and as the time is progressing different affluent varieties have also been cross bred with desirable traits. Listed down are a few prominently known varieties:

  • Heliotropium amplexicaule (Summer Heliotrope)
  • Heliotropium anderssonii
  • Heliotropium arborescens (Garden Heliotrope)
  • Heliotropium argenteum
  • Heliotropium curassavicum
  • Heliotropium dentatum
  • Heliotropium derafontense
  • Heliotropium europaeum (European turnsole)
  • Heliotropium socotranum, etc.
 

Uses
Flowers like Cherry Pie are best utilized when planted in the premises of the gardens. Whether alone or in combination with other flowers, these flowers do wonders for the garden. They not only make it fragrant but also add to the existing beauty.
Infact, Cherry Pies are an adornment which when planted in beddings in the garden along with several other varieties of flowers simply add a glow to the area.
Cherry Pies can also be used as beautiful edging plants.
Be it summer bedding or window boxes, Cherry Pie is a charming and adorable flower attraction everywhere.

The purple, blue and whitish colored hues vibrantly make up for a beauty treat for the garden.
Try and plant orange Marigolds next to a row of Cherry Pies and you will definitely scream with delight as it turns out to be a miraculous blend of colors and fragrance.

The highly aromatic plant is also used in aromatic therapies.

The scent is used by perfumists tom prepare perfumes and scents for commercial usage. In southern Europe, Cherry Pie was cultivated as an ingredient for perfume.

Believe It or Not
Heliotrope Bouquet is one of the famous piano melodies which was composed by Louis Chauvin and Scott Joplin. This melody has reigned the music sphere ever since it was composed in 1907.

A Precautionary Word
All parts of the plant are highly poisonous, in case if some part is consumed accidentally , immediately rush to doctor to avoid serious injuries.

 
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