Tropaeolum peregrinum L.

Canary Creeper


Family: Tropaeolaceae

Genus: Tropaeolum

Category: Vine

Zones: 9 to 10

Size: To 15' tall

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

[quote:… the Spaniards call it Paxarito, which signifies a little bird ; from the resemblance the expanded blossoms have to little humming-birds flying.] (Bot. Repos.)

Grown primarily as an annual in the US. Leaves divided, bright yellow flowers in summer and autumn. Moist well-drained soil.

History: 

Published in Sp. Pl. 1: 345 in 1753.

Also published in Pl. Rar. Hort. Schoenbr. 1: 51 #98 in 1797 and Bot. Repos. 9: 597 in 1810.

Native to Peru.


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