This climbing, old-fashioned cultivar grows to 8 feet tall. In summer and fall, it bears flowers of maroon, yellow, cream, and orange, and in-between shades of peach, apricot, salmon, and scarlet. The leaves are marbled with white variegation. The leaves and flowers are edible.
‘Jewel of Africa’ Nasturtium
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Tropaeolum majus 'Jewel of Africa'
Noteworthy Characteristics These annuals are suitable for garden edges, herb gardens, covering banks, hanging baskets, and other containers. The species is native to South America.
Care Grow in moist, well-drained soil in full sun. T. majus flowers best when grown in lean soil.
- Plant Height:6 to 10 feet
- Plant Width:6 to 10 feet
- Plant Type:Annuals
- Uses:Containers, Ground Covers
- Bloom Time:Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
- Growth Rate:Fast
- Characteristics:Fragrant Flowers, Self Seeds, Showy Foliage
- Light:Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Moisture:Medium Moisture
- Flower Color:Red
- Plant Seasonal Interest:Spring Interest