I have never been able to grow Tropaeolum speciosum , the hardy nasturtium . I have purchased little plants several times, been given bits of roots and tried from seed. It just never ‘took’ for me, and I have heard this from many gardening friends as well. Somehow, I transferred it to my new garden in Langley….. maybe with some Solomon’s Seal plants or peonies I moved here from my old garden. It is now well up a large tree and sprouting up randomly here and there. The startling flame red is a welcome bit of brightness in late July, as most of its neighbouring plants have finished blooming. I think this plant wants to be left alone. It sure didn’t want my help. If you ever find it for sale, plant it somewhere shady. It will meander out into the sun on its own. In the autumn, you will be stunned by its strange blue and purple fruits – they are very attractive and unlike any I have ever seen !
We have some vigorous 1 gal. plants for sale (for the first time ever) @ $19.99 each . GRAB ONE !!