maxima, Nicotiana glauca y Agave americana en las zonas bajas y medias de cardonalestabaibales y bosques termofilos; de Ricinus communis y Arundo donax en los ambientes con humedad edafica; o de Tropaeolum
majus y Centranthus ruber en comunidades herbaceas o rupicolas de sitios frescos y humedos.
Despite its name, like the rest of the Tropaeolum
family its roots are in central and South America where another useful climber can be found.
Plant and preparation of Tropaeolum
tuberosum paste.--Tubers were obtained from Ayacucho city (Ayacucho, Peru, at 2700 m of altitude) and were identified in the Departameto de Botanica of Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.
O material vegetal constituiu-se de flores, folhas e caules de Tropaeolum
majus coletado no municipio de Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, conforme exsicatas HDSI144 depositadas no herbario do Departamento de Botanica da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria.
I hesitate to mention another nasturtium, the flame creeper, Tropaeolum
speciosum ,because it is not hardy in many parts of the North -or at least does not often flourish.
Even easier using the same treatment is one of my favourites, the showy tuberous climber Tropaeolum
tuberosum 'Ken Aslet'.
You can, of course, use containers to grow climbers such as Morning Glory (Ipomea), Canary Creeper (Tropaeolum
peragrinum), Wisteria, Passion Flower and many others.
If you're sowing seeds at the moment, why not throw in some Tropaeolum
majus, which we all know as nasturtiums - they fill up any blank spaces really well and look great in a bright tropical scheme.
The canary creeper, tropaeolum
peregrinum, can be used in the same way, with its bright yellow flowers and its close relative, commonly known as nasturtium, tropaeolum
majus will scramble up anything if given the chance - it will also cascade downwards if your circumstances allow for this.
The red flame flower, Tropaeolum
speciosum, is an excellent supporting player for the dark green leaves of a yew hedge because once established it continually throws up new shoots to replace those that die back or are cut back when pruning the yew.
* Nasturtium Tropaeolum
( This climbing annual is a favourite of many bees.
The nasturtium originated in South America, though its botanical name, tropaeolum
, was taken from the Greek and Latin battlefield words for trophy - a tree trunk festooned by the winners with the losers' bloodied helmets and shields.