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Tropaeolum azureum

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.7m to 1m
  • Spread0.4m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourLight blue, yellow
  • Leaf ColourPale mid green

Description

Tropaeolum azureum. This is a rare perennial climber which will grow about 1m and has pale or mid-green, lance-shaped leaflets. In late spring, pale blue flowers with creamy or yellow centres are borne.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Chile

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
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will grow in fully, frost hardy to frost tender climates, They will prefer moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial-shade. You can propagate from seeds, cuttings or tubers in spring.

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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