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Tropaeolum speciosum

Flame Nasturtium, Flame Flower, Flame Creeper

Hardy Perennial

Flame Flower. Gorgeous scarlet flowered climber. Climbs to 180-300cm (6-10ft).

Ideal For:
patio, greenhouse, conservatory, exotic garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September, October
Sowing Months:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
sun or semi shade
    • 1 packet (10 tropaeolum speciosum seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 24 hours
    • £4.99
Sow in trays, pots, etc of good seed compost. Sowing Depth: 0.25 Inch (6 mm). Sowing Time: Sow on receipt of seeds. Germination can sometimes take more than 1 year. Place seed container in a shady cold frame or plunge in a sheltered part of the garden and make sure that the compost does not dry out.

Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Grow on in a cold frame and plant out the following spring. Space the plants 60cm (24in) apart. They prefer a neutral or acid soil, which drains freely and are best planted on the shady side of a hedge or bush, so that the shoots can scramble through into the sun.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

  1. sharing this exciting success!

    By Joan Cumpstey 15-03-2016

    I've just discovered one of my seeds has germinated! They were sown April 2015 and I have a little seedling. I have sown these seeds previously with no success and have tried the root cuttings from T&M before but these didn't grow either. But now a seedling, at last! These plants look so wonderful in the gardens of stately homes I have been determined to persevere. I hope this fragile little seedling survives.


    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad to hear that you have finally had results from your seeds. If you do need any advice or have any queries, you are welcome to contact our Customer Care Team at We will be happy to help

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