Scottish Flame Flower

Tropaeolum speciosum

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This slender climber from Chile can grow to 3m high. It's round leaves are composed of 5 to 7 obovate leaflets. In summer and early autumn it produces 2cm wide bright red scarlet flowers with long spurs. These develop into indigo blue berries.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Special features

Origin

America, South, America

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

Plant in wall side borders

Personality

Family

Tropaeolaceae

Flower colour

Red

Scent

Mild

Problems

Can be attacked by caterpillars, flea beetles and blackfly. It can also suffer from a virus.
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