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Tropaeolum Peregrinum is a species of Tropaeolum.

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Tropaeolum Peregrinum is a species of Tropaeolum. It is also known as:
• Canary creeper
• Canarybird flower
• Canarybird vine
• Canary nasturtium

Overview of Tropaeolum Peregrinum

• It is a native to western South America in Peru and possibly also Ecuador.
• It is a climbing plant.
• It can grow up to a height of 2.5 m.
• It scrambles over other vegetation.
• The leaves are 2–5 cm diameter.
• It is palmate lobed with three to seven lobes.
• The flowers are 2–4 cm in diameter.
• It has five frilled petals which are bright pale yellow in color.
• It often has red spots at the base of the petals.
• It is widely grown as an ornamental plant in many parts of the world.

Uses of Tropaeolum Peregrinum

• All parts are edible.
• The flower has most often been consumed.
• This makes for an especially ornamental salad ingredient.
• It has a slightly peppery taste.
• It is also used in stir fry.
• Nasturtiums have been used in herbal medicine.
• It is known for their antiseptic and expectorant qualities.
• They are said to be good for a chest cold.
• They promote well being by the formation of new blood cells.
• It is also used for respiratory and urinary tract infections.

Scientific classification of Tropaeolum Peregrinum

• Kingdom : Plantae
• (unranked) : Angiosperms
• (unranked) : Eudicots
• (unranked) : Rosids
• Order : Brassicales
• Family : Tropaeolaceae
• Genus : Tropaeolum
• Species : T. peregrinum

Growing/Caring conditions for Tropaeolum Peregrinum

• Select a sunny spot.
• Tropaeolum thrive in spots where at least six hours of the day of sunshine is available.
• Tropaeolum will not produce well with less sunshine.
• Sow the Tropaeolum seeds directly into the ground.
• Tropaeolum don’t grow well as transplants.
• They often die from transplant shock.
• It’s best to sow them directly into the ground.
• Sow them once the chance of frost has passed.
• Keep the TTropaeolum well watered.
• Tropaeolum were originally grown in subtropical regions.
• Water the Tropaeolum frequently, especially in hotter months.
• Don’t let them dry out too much.
• Deadhead the flowers often for more blooms.
• Picking the blooms frequently helps the nasturtium plant produce more blooms throughout its life span.
• Choose flowers and leaves that have no visible signs of infestation.
• They can be used to add to salads and other dishes.
• Aphids are a big problem with Tropaeolum.
• Add a trellis to help support the vining habit of Tropaeolum.
• Keep Tropaeolum away from plants that might be affected by aphids.
• Tropaeolum prefer sandy soil.
• They will grow in any well-drained area.
• Sow the seeds about 1/2 inch deep in moist soil.
• They should be spaced about 2 to 3 inches apart.
• They can grow in full sun or partial shade.
• The seeds will grow 4 months after planting.

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