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TROPAEOLUM speciosum

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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Seeds £5.00 per packet 

Any 3+ for £4.00 each

Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
individually £16.00 each , 3+ £12.00 each 

Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2022


  • Red
  • 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
  • Partial shade
  • 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 -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich
  • Neutral to acid soil
3m (10ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Average Person
  50-90cm (20-36in)

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