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How to Grow Canary Climber Flowers


Annual, Perennial, Tropaeolum Peregrinum

Canary Climber flowers are a perennial vine plant, that is most often grown as an annual. This tender perennial will over-winter in milder areas of the country. Most gardeners grow this attractive plant as an annual.

NAtive to Peru, Canary Climber plants produce gorgeous, feathery, bright yellow flowers. The foliage is striking, deeply lobed, and a vibrant green. The plant gets its name from the yellow flower, which has subtle red tracings near the center, resembles a small canary.   

Canary Climber plants are closely related to Nasturtium.

Grow Canary Climbers on a trellis or fence. It can also be grown on the ground as a creeping vine.

Plant Height: grows 12' - 15' in a single season

Plant Propagation:

Canary Climber plants are grown from seeds. Directly sow seeds into your flower garden.

In colder areas, start plants indoors, 6 -8 weeks before the last frost.

Canary Climber seeds are harder to start. The seeds need darkness in order to germinate.

Germination Temperature: 55 - 65 degrees.

Days to Germination: 10 - 21

How to Grow Canary Climber Vines:

After the seeds sprout, this plant is easy to grow. They prefer cooler summers, and are more of a challenge to grow, in the hotter areas of the country.

Plants grow best in full sun. Shade plants from the hot afternoon sun, especially in hotter regions.

Plants do best in rich soils. Mix in compost and manure at the planting site.

Fertilize once a month, with a general purpose fertilizer.

Keep soil moist not wet.

Mulch around plants to retain soil moisture. In a warmer areas, you can over-winter the plants. At the end of the growing season, apply a thick layer of mulch.

 Flowers Bloom: Summer to Fall.

Insect and Disease:

Aphid and spider mites can be a problem. Apply insecticides, as needed. If you are going to eat the leaves, use organic sprays.

Canary Climbers can experience problems with bacterial leaf spot, bacterial wilts and fungal leaf spots. Fungicides will help with fungal diseases. Good air circulation and keeping the plant growing vigorously, will help control other diseases.



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