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Tropaeolum peregrinum (Canary Creeper)

Canary Creeper, Canary Bird Flower


Tropaeolum peregrinum (Canary Creeper) is a frost-tender perennial climber boasting a profusion of spurred, bright yellow flowers summer until the first frosts. The interesting flowers consist of two erect, large and fringed upper petals and three smaller lower petals, making the upper ones look like the wings of canaries. They contrast nicely against the foliage of pale blue-green, deeply five-lobed leaves, up to 2 in. across (5 cm). Canary Creeper is best grown as an annual in cool areas.

  • Grows up to 10-12 ft. tall (300-360 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in well-drained soils. Mulch in fall to protect from frosts.
  • Generally disease free. Keep an eye out for aphids, caterpillars and flea beetles.
  • No pruning needed.
  • Propagate by seed.
  • Native to Peru, Ecuador.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Tropaeolum - Nasturtiums
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 12' (3m – 3.6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Tropaeolum - Nasturtiums
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 12' (3m – 3.6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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