Tropaeolum Speciosum Scottish Flame Flower

Tropaeolum speciosumLatin name

Scottish Flame Flower, Flame Creeper, Flame NasturtiumCommon name

The Magnificent Scottish Flame Flower, Tropaeolum Speciosum. Still something of a legend, this elegant climbing aristocrat with dainty deep green clover-like leaves and brilliant frilly edged scarlet flowers will mesmerise even the most enthusiastic gardener. If that's not all, the Autumn brings a fascinating display of sapphire blue berries. Not bad for a hardy perennial that loves cold feet and a warm face. Perfect for North or Northeast situations.

To make life easier we supply you with 3 dormant freshly lifted thongs or roots for immediate potting or growing on. A much safer way than sending potted plants.

THONGS ARE AVAILABLE TO UK CUSTOMERS ONLY AND WILL BE DESPATCHED IN APRIL 2021 

How to Grow Tropaeolum

The climate and soils in Scotland seems to suit this species and it has been called the Scotch Creeper or Scottish Flame Flower even though it is a native of Chile.

A blaze of fiery red flowers will set walls and fences aglow with exotic blooms throughout summer. Set against a backdrop of attractive foliage, the spurred flowers are followed by spherical blue fruits.

This exotic looking frost hardy climber is ideal for scrambling over walls and fences or rambling through evergreen shrubs. Grow Tropaeolum speciosum against a sheltered wall in sun or semi shade with the roots sheltered from the direct heat of the sun in summer. Tropaeolum speciosum loves to grow up through other plants with its roots in the shade.

This unusual and sought after plant is equally at home in a greenhouse or conservatory !
Height and spread: 3m (10')

Provide appropriate support, such as a trellis or wires attached to the wall and fences.

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£9.85

Item Code: 8013

Variety: Speciosum

Type: Hardy Perennial

Packet Contains: 3 Thongs

Sow: March, April

Germination: Over 180 days

Harvest: June - September

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