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Tropaeolum majus ‘Jewel Series Mahogany Jewel’

Nasturtium

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Features

  • BloomsJune to November
  • Height1m to 3m
  • Growth HabitScrambling or scandent
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourVerdant green

Description

Tropaeolum majus ‘Jewel Series Mahogany Jewel’ (Nasturtium). The flowers are trumpet-shaped and will range in colour from deep raspberry red to a creamy yellow. The foliage has a peppery flavour. They prefer light, sandy soil that is well drained. Do not feed or results will be all foliage and no flowers. The foliage has a peppery flavour and is sometimes used along with the flowers as an edible garnish or addition to a summer salad.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Andes Mountains

Interest and use

Hanging, border, edging, culinary, fragrance. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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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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