Late blooming Ken

Tropaeolum tuberosum var. lineamaculatum ‘Ken Aslet’ my climbing, perennial nasturtium finally started blooming on our vegetable garden fence this week.    It’s a reminder to keep up with the plant data base I started just this year.  If Ken had been entered two years ago when I purchased him I could have checked the notes to see whether this year’s late bloom was an anomaly or perhaps whether I have in fact the straight species which does bloom later.   The hummingbirds are back and unbothered by my puzzle.

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  1. Hi Deb,
    The little Ken you gave me froze over last winter. Never got to see it bloom, but I sure had fun watching it climb for the sky.

    Comment by Martha — December 15, 2011 @ 9:14 pm

  2. Hi Martha,

    Mine is in a really well-drained position, so even through the past several winters, I’ve had an abundance of tubers come the next spring. Just holler and I’ll bring you some or pot some up for you to have when you get back to the island. The merriest of Christmases to you and Ed and the boys!

    Deb

    Comment by Deborah — December 17, 2011 @ 11:18 am

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