Climbing Nasturtium
Tropaeolum ciliatum

Family: Tropaeolaceae
Genus: Tropaeolum (tro-PEE-oh-lum) (Info)
Species: ciliatum (sil-ee-ATE-um) (Info)
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Category:

Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Grand Haven, Michigan

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 1, 2004, gpmichael wrote:

I have been growing this plant from seed 4 year ago.
It seems to be quite hardy (it tolerates temperatures
down to -10 C , when it is kept quite dry), but i have never seen flowers at any time.
I think it grows best in light shade and with the opportunity to climb.