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Thread: Anyone grow tropaeolum speciosum (flame flower)?

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    I have tried it twice but I don't think it likes the climate down here as much as it does in cooler and wetter places.

    The first time I grew it it struggled the first summer and didn't come back the second year.

    The second time I tried, it came up the second year, a couple of yards away from where I planted it! Unfortunately it was in the way there and I killed it trying to move it somewhere else.

    I am tempted to have another go, it might be happy scrambling through Pyracantha and Cotoneaster?
    My gardening blog: In Spades, last update 30th April 2018.
    Chrysanthemum notes page here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin H View Post
    I have tried it twice but I don't think it likes the climate down here as much as it does in cooler and wetter places.

    The first time I grew it it struggled the first summer and didn't come back the second year.

    The second time I tried, it came up the second year, a couple of yards away from where I planted it! Unfortunately it was in the way there and I killed it trying to move it somewhere else.

    I am tempted to have another go, it might be happy scrambling through Pyracantha and Cotoneaster?
    Did you buy a plant or grow from seed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitzi View Post
    Did you buy a plant or grow from seed?
    I think I bought a plant both times.
    My gardening blog: In Spades, last update 30th April 2018.
    Chrysanthemum notes page here.

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