Grow Tropaeolum speciosum in a sheltered position in sun or semi shade. The Flame Flower prefers a non-alkaline, fertile, moist soil with its roots shaded from the heat of the sun. To improve moisture retention, add plenty of well rotted manure to the soil prior to planting. Support the stems on trellis or wires, or allow them to scramble through mature shrubs. In particularly cold areas grow Flame Creeper plants in a conservatory or greenhouse, or planted in patio containers that can be kept in a frost free position over winter. Use a loam based compost such as John Innes No.2.
Feed and water regularly while plants are in active growth. In autumn remove old, yellowed stems at ground level and apply deep, dry mulch such as bark chips to the crown of plants grown outdoors for winter protection. Container grown plants can be moved into a frost-free greenhouse for the winter.
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Do not despair!
By Peter Clark 30-03-2011
Don't expect a bare rooted plant - which is what the web site suggests you will get. You will infact get 2 small pieces of root - in my case each being about 2 inches long. As other people have said you get no instruction with the cuttings which is a fault of nearly all T & M products. I complained and was told to "You will need to plant them horizontally, just below the soil surface. They prefer a non-alkaline, fertile, moist soil with its roots shaded from the heat of the sun.They must be kept frost free. " I dug mine up and replanted in a pot of ericaceous compost and put them in the greenhouse. That was about a week ago and they now have tiny sprouts of life appearing. I think that they might be a touch "high maintenance" but hopefully worth it.
By patrica blewer 17-03-2011
hi i planted bare roots thick end of plant into a mixture of compost, and john inniss no2, and horse manure into a good size plant pot water them and put them in the green house this was 3 weeks ago there are side shoot growing from plant i will plant out in may or when the frost has gone
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