Robert Sweet, 1828
Medium - Maximum
Orange - Red - Yellow /
Three-Coloured Indian Cress,
Chymocarpus tricolor, Heynh.
Tropaeolum coccineum, Hughes, 1922.
Tropaeolum dicolorum, Sweet
Tropaeolum elegans, G.
Tropaeolum incrassatum, Steud. 1856.
Tropaeolum jarrattii, Paxton
Tropaeolum subincrassatum, Steud. 1841.
Trophaeum elegans, Kuntze
Trophaeum incrassatum, Kuntze
Trophaeum jarattii, Kuntze
Trophaeum tricolor, Kuntze
Tropaeolum violaceum, Steud. 1856.
This member of the
was given this name by Robert Sweet in 1828. It is found in Chile, growing in a well drained
but rich soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The tubers can grow to
2,5 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to one or even three metres in height. The flowers are
orange-yellow to red, brownish violet and yellow.
The genera name
is the diminutive of trophy; given by Carl Linnaeus, who chose the
genus name because the plant reminded him of an ancient custom: After
victory in battle, the Romans erected a trophy pole (or tropaeum, from the
Greek tropaion, source of English "trophy") on which the vanquished foe's
armour and weapons were hung.
The species is named for the three colours in the flower.
This is a