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Tropaeolum majus 'Black Velvet' (Tom Thumb Series) (Nasturtium 'Black Velvet')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.35m
Max height
0.35m
Max spread
1 year
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Tropaeolum majus 'Black Velvet' (Tom Thumb Series)

Other names

Nasturtium 'Black Velvet'

Genus

Tropaeolum Tropaeolum

Variety or Cultivar

'Black Velvet' _ 'Black Velvet' is a compact, clump-forming, bushy annual with rounded, peltate, mid- to dark green leaves and black-flushed, dark red flowers held above the foliage in summer.


Tropaeolum majus 'Black Velvet' (Tom Thumb Series) is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming, Compact

Flower

Flushed black, Dark-red in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Black-fly , Caterpillars , Flea beetles , Slugs Aphids , Black-fly , Caterpillars , Flea beetles , Slugs

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Tropaeolum majus 'Black Velvet' (Tom Thumb Series) (Nasturtium 'Black Velvet') will reach a height of 0.35m and a spread of 0.35m after 1 year.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Hanging baskets, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in poor, moist but well-drained soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Tropaeolum majus 'Black Velvet' (Tom Thumb Series)

Other names

Nasturtium 'Black Velvet'

Genus

Tropaeolum Tropaeolum

Variety or Cultivar

'Black Velvet' _ 'Black Velvet' is a compact, clump-forming, bushy annual with rounded, peltate, mid- to dark green leaves and black-flushed, dark red flowers held above the foliage in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming, Compact


Colour

Flower

Flushed black, Dark-red in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Black-fly , Caterpillars , Flea beetles , Slugs

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Tropaeolum majus 'Black Velvet' (Tom Thumb Series) (Nasturtium 'Black Velvet') will reach a height of 0.35m and a spread of 0.35m after 1 year.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Hanging baskets, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in poor, moist but well-drained soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Tropaeolum majus 'Black Velvet' (Tom Thumb Series) (Nasturtium 'Black Velvet')

Common pest name

American serpentine leaf miner; chrysanthemum leaf miner

Scientific pest name

Liriomyza trifolii

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest already subject to review at the EU level (2013). Regularly intercepted in the trade.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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