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PlantFiles: Nasturtium
Tropaeolum minus 'Dwarf Cherry Rose'

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

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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

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By Sherilou
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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Jode 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.

Regional...

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

Fort Worth, Texas
Rowlett, Texas



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