Canary creeper

Tropaeolum peregrinum

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Canary creeper (Tropaeolum peregrinum)
Synonyms:  T. aduncum
Genus:  Tropaeolum
This annual or perennial climber grows vigorously, yet does not strangle its host. Its edible leaves are deeply divided like the fingers of a hand, and its bright yellow flowers are outrageously formed: The larger, upper petals are deeply fringed and look like tiny birds' wings; the smaller, lower petals are spurred. It blooms in summer and autumn and can climb up to 12 feet.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  These tender perennials are native to South America.
Care:  Grow in moist, well-drained soil in full sun.
Propagation:  Sow fresh seeds in a cold frame.
Problems:  Caterpillars, flea beetles, black aphids, slugs, whiteflies, viruses.

Overview

Height
10 ft. to 15 ft.
Spread
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Fragrant Flowers,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Early Summer,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Primrose Yellow
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Ground Covers,
Indoor Plant,
Naturalizing,
Screening,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Suitable as Annual,
Trellis
Style
Herb Garden,
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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