Nasturtium 'Margaret Long'

Tropaeolum majus

Family: Tropaeolaceae
Genus: Tropaeolum (tro-PEE-oh-lum) (Info)
Species: majus (MAY-jus) (Info)
Cultivar: Margaret Long

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Variegated

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 22, 2017, DublinKary from Dublin,
Ireland wrote:

Rather a lot of inaccurate information here. Yes, it is a sport of Hermine Grashof. Miss Long spotted it in the 1930s when she was training as a Lady Gardener in the Dublin Botanic Gardens and grew it on in her mother's garden. She gave me my plant in the 1980s and it is from this plant that modern cultivars are descended, via a cutting I gave a friend who passed it on to Charles Nelson at the Botanic gardens. It is a trailing type so the stems can get a yard or so long, but being a double is not as vigorous as the usual climbing forms of T. majus. It has plain leaves, not variegated. Propagation is by tip cuttings and one should always take a few at the end of summer because the adult plant has a tendency to die off during the winter, even if kept in a light, frost free place. During the ... read more

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On Jun 16, 2012, saya from Heerlen,
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

According Annie's Annuals this is a apricot colored double Nasturtium that first appeared as a sport of the double red Nasturtium-Hermine Grashof’. Growing in the garden of Margaret Long’s mother near Dublin, Ireland in the 1970’s. The blooms, 2” across are well displayed above the bright green leaves and bloom quite generously from late Spring thru Fall. In full sun it makes a nice dense mound 12” tall and 30” across. In frost free zones it's a perennial, otherwise it is annual.
I add the spicy foliage, flowers and young seedpods of Nasturtium in my salad.

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