(Tropaeolum x majus ‘ Flaming Red’)
A modern cultivar of a delightful old world plant with brilliant red flowers, an attractive garden plant and a colourful addition to salads.
General salad vegetables and other edible flowers.
Add flowers to salads, vinaigrettes, salad oils, pasta and use as a garnish. The dark leaves also add colour in salads. Both have a spicy watercress type flavour and are high in vitamin C.
Plant in sunny position in well drained, limey soil. Also suited to large pots and even window boxes. Half hardy perennial.
Harvest the flowers and leaves as you need them. The more you harvest the better it produces and the more compact it stays. Fertilise with Seasol and PowerFeed in spring and autumn.
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