Tropaeolum majus

Garden nasturtium

  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   annual
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   medium, 1 - 2 in
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   year round
  • Flower Color:   orange - red
  • Native to California:   NO
  • California Range:   coast - desert - inland
  • Water Requirements:   low - medium - high
  • Salt Tolerance:   medium
  • Characteristics / Comments:   good as ground cover
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   3,400
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Tropaeolum majus

Common Name:Garden nasturtium

Tropaeolum majus, a dicot, is a annual herb, vine that is non-native to California.

US Distribution:introduced
Plant Community(s):escaped cultivar,

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, Humboldt, Kern, Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Sonoma, Ventura

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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Bloom Months
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