Choose a country to see content specific to your location

Skip to main content
A picture of a Kappertjie (Afr.)

Kappertjie (Afr.)

Tropaeolum spp.

Also known as

Nasturtium, Indian cress, Canary bird vine, Flame flower

Tropaeolum majus - Kerti Sarkantyúka by Takkk (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

90cm

2m

Min

40cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Kappertjie (Afr.)

A photo of Kappertjie (Afr.)
A photo of Kappertjie (Afr.)
A photo of Kappertjie (Afr.)
A photo of Kappertjie (Afr.)
A photo of Kappertjie (Afr.)

Kappertjie (Afr.) Overview

The herbaceous Tropaeolums are commonly known as nasturtiums and they can be annual or perennial and have many different growth habits; climbing, twining, trailing or bushy. They are native to South and Central America and many plants in the genus have bright, showy flowers and are popular as ornamental and culinary plants and in companion planting alongside edible crops to repel insect pests and attract beneficial insects.

Common problems with Kappertjie (Afr.)

How to propagate Kappertjie (Afr.)

Cuttings

You can propagate by seeds, tubers or basal stem cuttings in the spring.

Seed

Tubers

Other uses of Kappertjie (Afr.)

Grown for their brightly coloured flowers. window boxes, bedding, edging, covering & banks. Suitable for coastal conditions. Some species are edible.

Summer Flowering Bulbs

Plant out these flowering bulbs in spring to enjoy their summer performance.

Explore all

Flowers - Annuals to direct sow in June

There is still time to direct sow these fast growing summer flowers where you want them to flower.

Explore all