The Garden Heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens) is a flowering evergreen plant in the Boraginaceae family. It is also known as the Cherry Pie. It is considered to be an invasive species in some countries.
It is native to Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru in South America.
It is bushy and grows to 120 centimetres (45 inches) tall.
The Garden Heliotrope has a cluster of bright purple flowers, with a vanilla fragrance.
It blooms in summer.
Photographed in the Luxembourg Garden, Paris, August 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls