Tropaeolum
Tropaeolum brachyceras

Family: Tropaeolaceae
Genus: Tropaeolum (tro-PEE-oh-lum) (Info)
Species: brachyceras (brak-ee-SER-us) (Info)

Category:

Bulbs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

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

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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 2, 2004, Ursula from Santiago
Chile (Zone 9b) wrote:

Lovely climber with bright yellow flowers, produces a tuber. Blooms from early to late spring.


Requires well-drained slightly humid soil, neutral pH, high luminosity and full sun. Also requires support to climb. Normally they will bloom the second year if grown from seeds (mine bloomed the first year!), although from the third year on they will have the most amazing flower-show..

Sowing recommendations: propagate from seeds in autumn in a mix of: 1 portion compost, portion regular garden soil and 1/3 sand. Cover the seeds with a fine layer of sharp river sand. They will germinate late winter and should not be transplanted before one year, after they have lost their foliage and have formed a tuber.

Since the tubers bury themselves very... read more