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Family: TropaeolaceaeMain Season: AutumnLeaf Colour: GreenFoliage: Semi-EvergreenPosition: SunSoil Type: Ordinary, medium loamHeight: 1.8m to 2.4m (6' to 8')Peat Free? YesPot Size: 9cm
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Stunning orange and red flowers with frilly edges on this tuberous, climbing perennial species. Summer and autumn flowering to 1.8m+. Collected in Ecuador.
Tropaeolum smithii looks fragile with it's thin stems and delicate divided leaves but it's proving to be a tough and reliable perennial here. As yet untested for hardiness but I suspect it'll be fine with a sheltered sunny position and a deep mulch. Evergreen to 4deg Celsius.
Collected in Ecuador by Michael Wickenden.