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Tropaeolum pentaphyllum

Nasturtium

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height2m to 6m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourReddish
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Tropaeolum pentaphyllum (Nasturtium). This species is a tall perennial climber growing to 6m with long beaded tubers and leaves which are 5-lobed. The reddish flowers are profuse and borne in pendant masses.

Characteristics

Perennial, 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
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully, frost hardy to frost tender. They will prefer moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial-shade.

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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