Scientific Name: Tropaeolum majus (incl. hybrid cvs.)
Common Name: nasturtium, Indian cress
Family Name: Tropaeolaceae
Origin: Garden origin, South America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 11: (above 4 °C)
Plant Type: Annual, Vine or climber
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Very coarse
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Hanging basket, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Orbicular, Sinuate
Flowers: Orange, Yellow, Red, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct
Fruit: Schizocarp, Green, Brown, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Trailing annual; leaves peltate, prominent veined, irregular, up to 8cm long; flowers trumpet-shaped, warm, firey colours. Almost always have aphids.