Tropaeolum tuberosum

Tropaeolum tuberosum

Mashua

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Tropaeolum tuberosum
  • Common name: Mashua
  • Family: Tropaeolaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Orange

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Mashua, Tropaeolum tuberosum, is a perennial climber bearing small, lobed, glaucous leaves and from midsummer to the first frosts, orange-yellow flowers held on long spurs.

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Grown up a sunny, sheltered wall, Tropaeolum tuberosum will quickly clothe it in foliage and flowers, providing a long season of interest.

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For best results, grow Tropaeolum tuberosum in full sun in moist, well-drained soil. In winter, the tubers that the foliage grows from will either need to be dug up and stored somewhere frost-free over winter, or protected with a thick mulch if grown in a mild or coastal location.

How to grow Tropaeolum tuberosum

  • Plant size

    2m height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Cut back
Cut back

Do not Cut back in January

Do not Cut back in February

Do not Cut back in March

Do not Cut back in April

Do not Cut back in May

Do not Cut back in June

Do not Cut back in July

Do not Cut back in August

Do not Cut back in September

Do Cut back in October

Do Cut back in November

Do not Cut back in December

Tropaeolum tuberosum and wildlife

Tropaeolum tuberosum is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Tropaeolum tuberosum poisonous?

Tropaeolum tuberosum has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Tropaeolum tuberosum