Here is another plant I found on the wagon racks...gardening uses all the senses and sight is one of them. BUT smell is something you notice and then you look for it. Heliotrope is one of the fragrant plants. Here is a little information about them.
Even without its fabulous scent, heliotrope would be widely grown in the garden. It has a distinctive scent -- some say it smells like cherry pie; others say a grape Popsicle. Still others say it's reminiscent of vanilla. Regardless, it is undeniably one of the most intriguingly scented plants in the garden. As a bonus, this tropical plant, grown as an annual, bears big clusters of rich purple, blue, or white flowers.
Heliotrope thrives in a spot with full sun and moist, well-drained soil. It's a great container plant -- try it in a window box or next to a doorway where you can enjoy it frequently. For the strongest scent, group several plants together where they can get afternoon sun. That warming sun releases the fragrance. Give it a try. Till next time, this is Becky Litterer from Becky's Greenhouse, Dougherty Iowa