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Tropaeolum tricolorum

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to June
  • Height0.5m to 2.5m
  • Spread0.4m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourRed orange
  • Leaf ColourGreen
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Tropaeolum tricolorum. This is a perennial climber which has unusually shaped flowers, which are about 35mm long, either scarlet, purple or bright yellow. It will grow to about 1.8m in height, with green leaves with 5 to 7 lobes.

Characteristics

Perennial, Climber

Origin

Chile

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
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Sandy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will grow in fully, frost hardy to frost tender climates, They will prefer moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial-shade. You can propagate from seeds, cuttings or tubers in spring.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds, tubers or basal stem cuttings in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for aphids and cabbage moth caterpillars.

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