(Tropaeolum x majus ‘Red’)
An evergreen shrub grown for its green foliage and red flowers which are a colourful addition to the garden and kitchen. Excellent edging plant.
The red flowers occur in late spring to mid autumn.
POSITION & USES
Plant in a sunny position in well drained, limey soil. Also suited to large pots and even window boxes. Half hardy perennial with edible flowers, leaves, buds and fruit.
Tolerates a range of soils and conditions including coastal areas, but thrives in moist, well drained soil with protection from cold, drying winds. Waterwise once established. Prune regularly to promote compact growth.
Regular applications of Seasol and Power Feed will keep it looking its best.
- Red can = Little water in hot, dry weather.
- Green can = Deep watering every few weeks in hot, dry weather.
- Blue can = Deep watering weekly in hot, dry weather.
Codes are a guide only and watering requirements will be affected by soil type, competition, mulching, wind and many other factors. Try to group plants with the same code in the one bed.
CAUTION: Do not eat – low level poison.
|Plants Needed per Square Metre||2-3|
A spreading slightly rampant plant.
|Position||Part to Full Sun, Moderate Frost|