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Tropaeolum peregrinum

Canary creeper

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height2m to 4m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourVerdant green

Description

Tropaeolum peregrinum (Canary creeper). This is a perennial vine that is grown as an annual. The leaves are lobed and the flowers are bright, small and yellow with the lower petals being fringed. It will produce tropical-looking blooms which are reminiscent of an exotic bird's head.

Characteristics

Annual, Vine

Origin

Andes Mountains

Interest and use

Climbing, ornamental, borders

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilFertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds, cuttings or tubers in spring. The seeds should be sown under glass in early spring in the bed in which they are to be grown.

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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