Tropaeolum majus | Indian cress

Tropaeolum majus

Botanical Name : Tropaeolum majus Common Name : Indian cress, yellow garden nasturtium, Garden nasturtium Family : Tropaeolaceae

Tropaeolum majus

Kingdom - Plantae

Order - Brassicales

Genus - Tropaeolum

Synonym - Cardamindum majus, tropaeolum hybridum, trophaeum majus

Origin / Native - South & Central America

Category - Herb

Type - Annual

Height - 1.5 to 3 feet

Foliage&Plant - Evergreen, alternate, rounded, connected with long stalk with climbing stems

Flowers - Large, showy, yellow with red patterned, 5 petals, 8 stamens, 1.5 inches long spur, edible, 2.5 inches wide blooms

Uses - Medicinal plant, ornamental plant, companion plant

Flowering Season - All summer

Flowering Month - July to Sep

Good For - Edges, patios, borders, parks, cottage & herb Garden , hanging baskets, containers

Light Requirement&Care - Full sun, well drained soils, average water, easy to grow

Special feature - Heat tolerant

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore[Bengaluru], Karnataka, India


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