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Tropaeolum canariense

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height2.5m to 4m
  • Spread0.4m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourPale green

Description

Tropaeolum canariense. This is a strong growing annual climber with 5-lobed, pale green leaves. The bowl-shaped bright yellow flowers are borne in early 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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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°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 from seeds, cuttings or tubers in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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