Flame nasturtium, Flame Indian cress, Scottish flame flower, Flame creeper, Flame flower
T. speciosum – T. speciosum is an herbaceous climber with rounded leaves and long-spurred, bright scarlet flowers in summer followed by blue berries held in red sepals in autumn.
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Red in Summer; Red in Autumn
Green in Summer
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Black-fly , Caterpillars , Flea beetles
In early spring, cut the dead growth down to ground level.
Tropaeolum speciosum (Flame nasturtium) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.
Wallside and trellises, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance
Plant in cool, humus-rich soil where roots are in the shade with the plant growing into the sun or partial shade. Can be grown up evergreen hedges. Can be difficult to establish if a check in growth – e.g drying out slightly.
Clay, Loamy, Sandy
Moist but well-drained
Partial Shade, Full Sun
South, East, West