Tropaeolum 'Jewel of Africa'


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Plant type

Half-hardy annual

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photo by Geoff Kidd, copyright GAP Photos (134041)

Plant details

This is a variegated, climbing nasturtium. The striking flowers are in a balanced mixture of yellows, reds, creams and peach-pinks. The foliage is attractively marbled and striped with cream, against a light green background.They make fantastic, dramatic container and basket plants, or you can simply use them for effective ground cover. They also look good trailing and climbing over conifers, hedges and short walls. Occasionally, some plants produce pure green foliage. Many, but not all, will develop variegation at a later stage.

Family: Tropaeolaceae

Genus: Tropaeolum

Cultivar: Jewel of Africa

Plant type: Half-hardy annual

Flower colour: Mixed

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 240cm

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