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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Tropaeolum majus
Plant type: cool-season annual
Height: 6-12 inches; vining types
Location and soil: sun; average to poor soil
Uses: bedding, border, edging, containers
Bloom time: summer-late fall
Color range: burgundy, gold, orange, peach, red
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last heavy spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last heavy spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 14 days
Germination temp.: 65-70 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: 1/4 inch
Needs light or dark to germinate: dark
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 12 inches
Growing On...
Pests: aphids
Diseases:
Growing tips: drought-tolerant; blooms better in cool weather; tolerates light frost


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