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botanical name:
Tropaeolum majus 'Strawberry Ice'
Tropaeolum majus 'Strawberry Ice' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Nasturtium 'Strawberry Ice', Indian cress
family:  Tropaeolaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial, ground-cover
height: 0.25m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: semi-prostrate
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 3°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
Large 5-pettaled, yellow flowers with bold red markings near the centres. Compact bushy annual with rounded bluish-green leaves.

cultivation:
Most well drained soils in sun. Flowers best on poor, fairly dryish soil.

propagation:
Sow seed in March or April.

usage:
Leaves and flowers are edible.
Can be used as short-term ground cover.

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