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Tip Top Orange Nasturtium

Tropaeolum majus 'Tip Top Orange'

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Tip Top Orange Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus 'Tip Top Orange') at Wolf Hill Home & Garden

Tip Top Orange Nasturtium flowers

Tip Top Orange Nasturtium flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Tip Top Orange Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus 'Tip Top Orange') at Wolf Hill Home & Garden

Tip Top Orange Nasturtium flowers

Tip Top Orange Nasturtium flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Tip Top Series

Brand:  Takii

Description:

A compact mounded variety with beautiful green foliage that features stunning, bright orange blooms; a low maintenance selection that blooms from summer to fall, perfect for containers, landscapes and window boxes

Ornamental Features

Tip Top Orange Nasturtium features showy orange trumpet-shaped flowers with salmon overtones and yellow centers held atop the stems from early summer to early fall. Its round leaves remain green in color with distinctive creamy white veins throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Tip Top Orange Nasturtium is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and may require the occasional pruning to look its best. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Tip Top Orange Nasturtium is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Tip Top Orange Nasturtium will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average conditions that are neither too wet nor too dry, and is very intolerant of standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Tip Top Orange Nasturtium is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container  Basket 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features