Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus) are rewarding to grow. They take little care, prefer poor soil, make good cut flowers and the leaves and flowers are edible. Native to Central and South America. This was my first year growing them in the large cobalt blue terra cotta climbing rose pots. In August I thought they were dying out for the oncoming winter and tore a number of them out and was so sorry later because the couple I left leafed a second time and flowered beautifully, cascading down from the lower balconies.
La capuchina, taco de reina, espuela de galán, flor de la sangre, llagas de Cristo, marañuela, mastuerzo de Indias o pelón, es una planta ornamental originaria de América que se cultiva en parques y jardines. En las zonas de costa en España se ha asilvestrado.
Es una planta anual, lampiña, suculenta y extendida. Existen numerosas variedades con flores rojas, anaranjadas o amarillas.