Tropaeolum brachyceras

Jim McKenney
Tue, 09 Mar 2010 12:17:19 PST
I noticed today that flower buds, lots of them, are forming at the leaf
axils of the stems of Tropaeolum brachyceras. I’m very happy about this. 


Although the plant is growing vigorously it somehow seems very frail. The
stems are very thin and the leaves are much smaller than I expected: does it
thicken up later in the season? 


This plant grows in one of my protected cold frames, cold frames which are
against the house foundation and are covered at night. And that this plant
has survived the winter in that cold frame gives you an idea of just how
“protected” it is.  


Jim McKenney

Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, 39.03871º North, 77.09829º West, USDA zone

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