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Tropaeolum majus ‘Gleam Series’

Nasturtium

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height1m to 3m
  • Growth HabitScrambling or scandent
  • Flower ColourYellow, red and orange
  • Leaf ColourVerdant green

Description

Tropaeolum majus ‘Gleam Series’ (Nasturtium). This semi-trailing shrub has double flowers borne in early summer to mid autumn, in single or mixed colours which include: red, yellow and orange.

Characteristics

Annual, Herbaceous

Origin

Andes Mountains

Interest and use

Hanging, border, edging, culinary, fragrance

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilSandy, Poor quality
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are frost hardy to frost tender. This species is hard to transplant, so it is best to sow seeds where you would like your plants to grow. They will prefer moist well-drained soil in full sun or partial-shade. They might need staking.

Propagation

Sow seeds in compost under glass in February or in April.

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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