Tender Tropaeolums and Nasturtiums
Many members of the genus would be tender in the British climate.
The tender ones which are grown are generally treated as annuals. There are
many cultivars of the three closely linked species majus, minus and peltophorum
all commonly known as Nasturtiums and usually raised from seed. To my knowledge
there are four fully double varieties which must be grown from cuttings.
1) Hermine Grashoff (red)
2) Margaret Long (orange)
3) Darjeeling Gold/Gleam/Double (yellow)
4) Blush Double (salmon)
Of these I am currently growing the first three but have only heard mention of the last on the website of Heronswood Nursery from USA where it is said to have come from Helen Dillon in Dublin.
|Tropaeolum Hermine Grashoff||Tropaeolum Darjeeling Gold|
The only other commonly grown tender Tropaeolum is Tropaeolum peregrinum.
This is a delicate yellow flowered climber known as the Canary Creeper.
A new addition is Tropaeolum moritzianum. For more information click on it's image.
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