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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Category:

Annuals

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

Veined

Rubbery-Textured

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:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

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

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.