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Tropaeolum majus Alaska

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Tropaeolum majus Alaska Garden Nasturtium, Indian Cress, Monks Cress,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
TBA Rounded, Spreading

Popular old-fashioned trailing annual has green and white variegated round leaves and masses of red and orange flowers during Summer and early Autumn. Leaves and flowers are edible. Great for herb gardens and containers. Grows approx. 30cm tall x 60cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Edible Garden, Embankment, Foliage Feature / Colour, Groundcover, Mass Planting, Playgrounds, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Caterpillars, Snails And Slugs, White Fly

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Tropaeolacae SouthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green, White, Variegated
Flower Colour: Orange, Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate