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Tropaeolum tuberosum ‘Ken Aslet’

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height2m to 3m
  • Spread0.4m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourYellow red
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Tropaeolum tuberosum ‘Ken Aslet’. This herbaceous climber has deep yellow, streaked red, tubular flowers in mid summer to mid autumn. Has blue-green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Peru

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)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Low salinity, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

In cool areas, lift and store plants in winter.

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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