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PlantFiles: Nasturtium
Tropaeolum majus 'Tall Trailing Mix'

Family: Tropaeolaceae
Genus: Tropaeolum (tro-PEE-oh-lum) (Info)
Species: majus (MAY-jus) (Info)
Cultivar: Tall Trailing Mix

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Grasmussen On Sep 14, 2011, Grasmussen from Anchorage, AK (Zone 4a) wrote:

While sold a as "Tall Trailing Mix", it is a real climber! It climbed completely up over a three foot high fence, and then down the hill on the far side. Grows best in heavy shade. Bright directed sun will stunt the plants, and turn the leaves yellow. Ideal for planting among tall perennials, where the Nasturtium will grow up through the other plants and emerge late in the season when everything else is fading. Planted in hanging baskets it becomes root bound and grows to a size similar to other Nasturtiums.

Positive eqinox On Oct 15, 2009, eqinox from Blair, NE wrote:

This is a trailing variety that can get 8-10 feet in length. It is a rambler, it will not climb on its own. For vertical growing the trailing parts will have to be tied to a support.
Also, nasturtiums have become, for me, a mandatory companion plant with cucumbers to keep sucking insects away.


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

Anchorage, Alaska
Alameda, California
Blair, Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska
Bayville, New Jersey
Salt Lake City, Utah

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