One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A South American climbing plant related to the nasturtium. It has bright yellow flowers with deeply toothed petals, which give the appearance of a small bird in flight.
Tropaeolium peregrinum, family Tropaeolaceae
- ‘The canary creeper has five-lobed leaves and bird-like flowers, and a style of growth that separates it from the typical tropaeolums.’
- ‘The canary creeper is an annual or perennial climber with 5-lobed, light to grayish green leaves.’
- ‘The canary creeper is a tolerant, fast-growing garden plant that grows easiest in full sun, in well-drained composted garden soil against a wall or fence.’
- ‘When the clematis and roses get their heads down for autumn, canary creepers and morning glory are just putting their boots on.’
- ‘For quick colour don't forget the old-fashioned nasturtium, and the canary creeper and the morning glory too which are grown from seed in the spring and flower right through from June to September.’
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