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.
Further Reading....
  • 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

TROPAEOLUM speciosum

Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
Seeds £5.00 per packet 

Any 3+ for £4.00 each
Free delivery for this item
Delivery Information Availability yet to be determined
Available late spring to early summer 2023 - 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 £18.00 each , 3+ £16.00 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2023


  • 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
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
3m (10ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Average Person
  50-90cm (20-36in)

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