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Commonly known as Flame creeper, Flame nasturtium, Scottish flame flower
Rich red small pansy-shaped flowers. Prefers to grow up through other plants with its roots in the shade and dies right back for the winter. Plants supplied will not show much top growth in the first half of the year. Please be aware of this when ordering.
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Height - 3m (10ft)
Spread - 50-90cm (20-36in)
Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - rhizomatous perennial
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Full sun - roots and stems need to be in cool shade - plant will climb up through to the sunlight
Additional Features - Good to know - a mid 1840s introduction by Cornish plant hunter William Lobb (1809-1864).
Pests & Diseases - caterpillars, flea beetles, blackfly, slugs
Place of origin - Chile
Hardiness - Fully hardy
Seasonal Interest - Autumn
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
Neutral to acid soil
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- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
Tropaeolum - Care Guide
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Ericaceous Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser
Specially developed organic concentrated seaweed feed for ericaceous plants that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™ Ericoid.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.