This old-fashioned cultivar has a mounded habit and grows to 12 inches tall and about as wide. In summer and fall, it bears blossoms of tangerine to deep salmon. Both the rounded leaves and spurred 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.
CareProvide 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 Width : 6 to 12 inches
- Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
- Plant Type : Annuals
- Uses : Containers, Ground Covers
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Growth Rate : Fast
- Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Self Seeds, Showy Foliage
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Maintenance : Low
- Bloom Time : Summer
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest