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Tropaeolum majus 'Hermine Grashoff' (d)

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Characteristics

Plant type

Bedding

Habit

Trailing

Resilience

Hardiness

H3 (half hardy - unheated greenhouse/mild winter)

Colour

Flower

Orange and Red in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

1-2 years


Preferred common name

nasturtium 'Hermine Grashoff'

Family

Tropaeolaceae


Tropaeolum can be annuals or perennials, bushy, trailing or climbing by twining stems, with simple or palmately lobed leaves and showy funnel-shaped flowers with five long-clawed petals and often a spur

'Hermine Grashoff' is a trailing perennial to 20cm in height, with rounded or kidney-shaped leaves and double orange-scarlet flowers 6cm across

Synonym(s)

  • Nasturtium 'Hermine Grashoff'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Best grown in poor, well-drained soil in full sun, if the soil is too rich foliage will be produced at the expense of flowers

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Chalk or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by stem tip cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Pests

May be attacked by caterpillars, flea beetles and blackfly

Diseases

May be affected by a virus