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Indian cress

Tropaeolum majus 'Strawberries and Cream'

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This old-fashioned cultivar of the species has a mounding habit and grows to 12 inches tall and wide. In summer and fall, it bears creamy-yellow blossoms with red blotches. Both the rounded leaves and spurred, five-petaled flowers are edible.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsThese annuals are native to South America. They are suitable for garden edges, herb gardens, covering banks, hanging baskets, and other containers.

CareGrow in moist, well-drained soil in full sun; T. majus flowers best when grown in lean soil.

PropagationSow seeds in early spring, or in situ in mid-spring.

ProblemsCaterpillars, flea beetles, black aphids, slugs, whiteflies, viruses

  • Genus : Tropaeolum
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Type : Annuals
  • Uses : Containers, Ground Covers
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Self Seeds, Showy Foliage
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Flower Color : Red, Yellow
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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