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Tropaeolum speciosum (Flame nasturtium)

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Maintenance level
3 hours care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
4m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
1m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Tropaeolum speciosum

Other names: Flame nasturtium, Flame Indian cress, Scottish flame flower, Flame creeper, Flame flower

Genus: Tropaeolum Tropaeolum

Species: T. speciosum - T. speciosum is an herbaceous climber with rounded leaves and long-spurred, bright scarlet flowers in summer followed by blue berries held in red sepals in autumn.


Tropaeolum speciosum is: Deciduous

Flower: Red in Summer; Red in Autumn

Foliage: Green in Summer

Habit: Climbing, Upright

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Black-fly , Caterpillars , Flea beetles Black-fly , Caterpillars , Flea beetles

General care

Pruning: In early spring, cut the dead growth down to ground level.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Tropaeolum speciosum (Flame nasturtium) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Wallside and trellises, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation: Plant in cool, humus-rich soil where roots are in the shade with the plant growing into the sun or partial shade. Can be grown up evergreen hedges. Can be difficult to establish if a check in growth - e.g drying out slightly.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Tropaeolum speciosum

Other names: Flame nasturtium, Flame Indian cress, Scottish flame flower, Flame creeper, Flame flower

Genus: Tropaeolum Tropaeolum

Species: T. speciosum - T. speciosum is an herbaceous climber with rounded leaves and long-spurred, bright scarlet flowers in summer followed by blue berries held in red sepals in autumn.


Tropaeolum speciosum is: Deciduous

Flower: Red in Summer; Red in Autumn

Foliage: Green in Summer

Habit: Climbing, Upright

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Black-fly , Caterpillars , Flea beetles

General care

Pruning: In early spring, cut the dead growth down to ground level.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Tropaeolum speciosum (Flame nasturtium) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Wallside and trellises, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation: Plant in cool, humus-rich soil where roots are in the shade with the plant growing into the sun or partial shade. Can be grown up evergreen hedges. Can be difficult to establish if a check in growth - e.g drying out slightly.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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