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Tropaeolum polyphyllum

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Family: Tropaeolaceae
Genus: Tropaeolum (tro-PEE-oh-lum) (Info)
Species: polyphyllum (pol-ee-FIL-um) (Info)

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Bulbs
Groundcovers
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
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:
Orange
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

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

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Silver/Gray
Blue-Green

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:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Ursula On Feb 17, 2005, Ursula from Santiago
Chile (Zone 9b) wrote:

This Chilean Native scrambling Tropaeolum species has its natural habitat on sunny slopes of the Andes Mountains, at a minimum altitude of 1000m above sea level.

This herbaceous perennial develops a tuber (3 to 5cm diameter) and has scrambling stems of some 50cm length. They grow very fast from seed, blooming the first year, provided they are exposed to high luminosity and keep moist soil during spring. Also, it must be well-drained soil.

Propagation from seed: during autumn, in individual pots, using a mix of two portions compost, one portion regular garden soil and one portion vermiculite. Cover this mix with a layer of sharp river sand or grit, place the seed and cover it with another layer of sand. If your climate is very rainy, place the pots in a cold frame or a cold greenhouse. If you have snow, place the pots outdoors and let nature do the work. They will germinate during spring. Do not transplant before one year.
If you want to grow this lovely species in a container, it must be a very deep one, for the tuber buries itself quite deep into the soil in the wild.



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