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Tropaeolum ‘Alaska Series’

Nasturtium

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  • Tropaeolum ‘Alaska Series’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Tropaeolum ‘Alaska Series’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourRed yellow orange, cream
  • Leaf ColourMottled cream green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Tropaeolum ‘Alaska Series’ (Nasturtium). This is a dwarf, bushy annual bearing light green leaves, speckled cream. Single flowers coloured yellow, orange, red or cream appear in mid summer to mid autumn.

Characteristics

Annual, Herbaceous

Origin

C. S. America

Interest and use

Grown for their brightly coloured flowers. window boxes, bedding, edging, covering & banks. Suitable for coastal conditions. Some species are edible.

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  • Tropaeolum ‘Alaska Series’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will grow in fully, frost hardy to frost tender min 5C. Most of the species will prefer sun and well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds, tubers or basal stem cuttings in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids and caterpillars of cabbage white butterfly and its relatives may cause problems.

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