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Tropaeolum majus ‘Jewel Series’

Nasturtium

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourRed, yellow, orange
  • Leaf ColourVerdant green

Description

Tropaeolum majus ‘Jewel Series’ (Nasturtium). This is a fast-growing, busy annual bearing trumpet-shaped flowers in red, yellow or orange, in early summer to early autumn. Has mid green, rounded leaves.

Characteristics

Annual, Herbaceous

Origin

Andes Mountains

Interest and use

Hanging, border, edging, culinary, fragrance

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Sandy, 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

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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