Tropaeolum Plant Catalogue – Climbers

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TROPAEOLUM Herbaceous, twining climber. Requires full sun and well-drained soil.

T. speciosum Bears scarlet flowers in summer followed by indigo fruits. Lobed, rich green leaves. Height 3 metres or more. Best against a north facing wall or hedge. The roots need to be shaded from the sun. A tricky plant which will either love where it is grown or give up and fade away.

T. tuberosum  ‘Ken Aslett’ Greyish green leaves have 3-5 lobes; from mid summer to late autumn, has cup shaped flowers with orange-yellow petals, orange-red sepals and a long spur. Height 2 to 3 metres.