Tropaeolum genus (Nasturtium). This is a genus producing annuals, perennials and twining climbers, forming brightly coloured flowers which are single or double and about 5cm across, and bloom in red, orange, yellow, cream.
Annuals or Perennials, Shrubs or Herbaceous
C. S. America
Grown for their brightly coloured flowers. window boxes, bedding, edging, covering & banks. Suitable for coastal conditions. Some species are edible.
They will grow in fully, frost hardy to frost tender min 5C. Most of the species will prefer sun and well drained soil.
You can propagate by seeds, tubers or basal stem cuttings in the spring.
Aphids and caterpillars of cabbage white butterfly and its relatives may cause problems.
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