This old-fashioned cultivar of the species has a mounding habit and grows 12 inches tall and about as wide. In summer and fall, it bears cherry-red flowers. These annuals are native to South America. They are suitable for garden edges, herb gardens, covering banks, hanging baskets, and other containers.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsThe rounded leaves and 5-petaled flowers are edible.
CareGrow in moist, well-drained soil in full sun. T. majus flowers best when grown in lean soil.
PropagationSow seeds indoors 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
- Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
- Growth Rate : Fast
- Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Self Seeds, Showy Foliage
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Flower Color : Red
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest