Tropaeolum majus 'Jewel of Africa'
Tropaeolum majus 'Jewel of Africa' is is the result of T&M's own breeding. At last! Variegated climbing Nasturtiums. Available in a balanced mixture of yellows, reds, creams and peach/pinks with foliage which is attractively marbled and striped with cream, against a light green background. They make fantastic, dramatic container and basket plants or simply use them for effective ground cover. They also look good trailing and climbing over conifers, hedges and short walls.
Please Note: Occasionally some plants produce pure green foliage, many but not all will develop variegation at a later stage.
RHS Garden Explorers Children's Seeds.
|Botanical name||Tropaeolum majus|
|Flower colour||Yellow, White, Red, Orange|
|Flowering time||Summer, Autumn|
|Foliage colour||Green, White|
|Plant type||Flower Seeds|
|Season of interest||Summer, Autumn|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Sow outdoors where they are to flower. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sow 2mm (3/4in) deep, in rows 30cm (12in) apart. For earlier flowering: Sow seed, 1cm (½in) deep, 3 seeds per 7.5cm (3in) pot, in free-draining, damp seed compost. Place at 20-29C (68-86F) until after germination. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions before planting out after risk of frost. Before planting into containers, ensure plants are well rooted in their pots. Thin out young plants to 30-45cm (12-18in) apart when the seedlings are large enough to handle. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions before planting out after all risk of frost. They flower most freely in full sun and poor dryish soils.|