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Tropaeolum ‘Tom Thumb Series’

Nasturtium

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourOrange pink yellow red
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Tropaeolum ‘Tom Thumb Series’ (Nasturtium). This is a series of dwarf, bushy annuals with single, trumpet-shaped, yellow, orange, red or pink flowers in mid summer to mid autumn, with medium green leaves.

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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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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