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bootandall
Mar 25, 2014 6:01 PM CST
Tropaeoleum

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SongofJoy
Mar 25, 2014 6:08 PM CST
One of my faves. ♥
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Mar 25, 2014 6:17 PM CST
Beautifully done! Thumbs up
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Mar 25, 2014 6:22 PM CST
Wowser! Thumbs up
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Mar 25, 2014 6:33 PM CST
Wow, those are pretty.
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rocklady
Mar 25, 2014 6:42 PM CST
Simply gorgeous!!!!
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chalyse
Mar 25, 2014 7:31 PM CST
Such a delicate gaze for the eye ... leads to a warm smile. Thanks for the beauty. Group hug
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Mar 25, 2014 10:04 PM CST
This one is not your run of the mill nasturtium. What species is it?

A nicely composed banner, too!
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Mar 25, 2014 11:14 PM CST
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Mar 26, 2014 2:39 AM CST
Great color .
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wildflowers
Mar 26, 2014 7:25 AM CST
Wow, I've never seen such a delicate looking tropaeolum. I'm also wondering what species?

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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Mar 26, 2014 8:32 AM CST
I found one that looks similar, Tropaeolum brachyceras from Chile.

http://www.google.com/images?q=Tropaeolum+brachyceras&rls=co...
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Name: Valarie
Marlborough, New Zealand
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bootandall
Mar 26, 2014 12:46 PM CST
Thankyou It's great to wake up to these lovely comments. I thought the species was Tropaeolum ciliatum but seeing T brachyceras I am not so sure
,it will grow to 2m. the seed did come from Ursula in Chile.
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Mar 26, 2014 5:13 PM CST
Looking at this banner I feel spring like even though the temps have yet to get the memo Thumbs up
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Mar 27, 2014 7:37 AM CST
I'm still thinking about this plant...

Both species are really pretty and it looks like both are native to Chile.

According to this site, T. ciliatum is hardier and easier to grow, plus it's strongly scented. Lovey dubby There's another one that has my interest, T. polyphyllum, that hmm-hmm, is listed as "must have". Hilarious!

http://rareplants.co.uk/prodtype.asp?strParents=&CAT_ID=648&...
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Valarie
Marlborough, New Zealand
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bootandall
Mar 27, 2014 12:52 PM CST
looks like it is more likely T brachyceras, this one is not scented or invasive!!



Tropaeolum polyphyllumdoes .........does look stunning.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Mar 27, 2014 5:47 PM CST
It would seem easy to tell the two (Tt. ciliatum, brachyceras) apart. My Spanish isn't all that great, but.....
T. brachyceras has normal tubers, and T. ciliatum does not (the occasional root fleshiness sometimes occurs)
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/FloraData/060/PDF/V01/vol1-25-T...


Have you looked at the Chile Flora site?
http://www.chileflora.com/myspider/search.php?query=Tropaeol...
Name: Valarie
Marlborough, New Zealand
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bootandall
Mar 28, 2014 12:15 PM CST
thanks for that info, I am sure they have tubers, they have just started to grow ,so can't dig and see.
I really like that Chile flora site , thankyou.

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