Nasturtium
Tropaeolum minus 'Dwarf Cherry Rose'

Family: Tropaeolaceae
Genus: Tropaeolum (tro-PEE-oh-lum) (Info)
Species: minus (MY-nus) (Info)
Cultivar: Dwarf Cherry Rose
Hybridized by Ferry-Morse

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fort Worth, Texas

Rowlett, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 3, 2007, Jode from Rowlett, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Very nice blooms AND foliage. Love these little guys because of the poor soil conditions that they enjoy. The seeds need to be scarified since they have a rather tough shell.Notes from grower: DIRECTIONS & CARE: In late spring, sow in open ground well exposed. Cover with 1/2 inch of soil, not too fertile. When plants are 3 inches tall, thin. Does not transplant well. Water sparingly. USES: Excellent in window boxes and containers as well as for edgings and bedding plants. Flowers and leaves are a tasty, peppery addition to salads and vegetables.