Flame nasturtium

Tropaeolum speciosum

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
Flame nasturtium (Tropaeolum speciosum)
troe-pay-OH-lum spee-see-OH-sum
Genus:  Tropaeolum
This tender perennial climber has edible, hand-shaped leaves and crimson red flowers in summer and fall which are uniquely textured. Their softly squared petals are held apart from each other at the flower's mouth and the rear tapers to long spurs. The blooms yield blue fruits. Flame nasturtium climbs up to 10 feet.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  These tender perennials are native to Central and South America. Some species are bushy or trailing; they are suitable for garden edges, herb gardens, covering banks, hanging baskets, and other containers.
Care:  Grow in moist, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. T. speciosum prefers a cool, shady root run.
Propagation:  Sow fresh seed in pots in a cold frame.
Problems:  Caterpillars, flea beetles, black aphids, slugs, whiteflies, viruses.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 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,
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Fragrant Flowers,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage,
Showy Fruit,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Fall,
Summer
Flower Color
Red
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Cut Flower,
Ground Covers,
Indoor Plant,
Naturalizing,
Screening,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Suitable as Annual,
Trellis
Style
Cottage Garden,
Herb Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

Related Plants to Tropaeolum speciosum

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
Salvia microphylla var. neurepia
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
Mealycup sage
Salvia farinacea
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
Mealycup sage
Salvia farinacea 'Victoria'
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
Autumn sage
Salvia greggii