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Default Climbing Nasturtium, Moonlight?

Has anyone had good luck with tall Nasturtiums? I would like to grow an annual that I can train up a trellis, but reading some of the reviews, it seems that many of them don't really want to climb. I'm wondering about one called "Moonlight" which is a pale yellow, although I don't really mind what colour if anyone has any recommendations.


I made a cute trellis from grape vine cuttings last year to grow Malabar spinach, and while the spinach was perfect for the trellis, I learned that the spot (beside my front door) doesn't get as much full sun as I had thought and the spinach was not a success because the leaves wouldn't grow very big .

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Has anyone had good luck with tall Nasturtiums? I would like to grow an annual that I can train up a trellis, but reading some of the reviews, it seems that many of them don't really want to climb. I'm wondering about one called "Moonlight" which is a pale yellow, although I don't really mind what colour if anyone has any recommendations.


I made a cute trellis from grape vine cuttings last year to grow Malabar spinach, and while the spinach was perfect for the trellis, I learned that the spot (beside my front door) doesn't get as much full sun as I had thought and the spinach was not a success because the leaves wouldn't grow very big .

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Linda, I’ve grown lots of different types of nasturtiums - I love them. Only issue is that they hate hot weather which I have a lot of. I grow them under my fruit trees and in containers as a trailer.
You’d have to be careful training it up a trellis. The stems are really brittle.

I’ve seen ‘Moonlight’ in Select Seeds catalog. It’s very pretty.
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Many thanks Jane, I think you've hit the nail on the head about the stems being brittle, so they don't really want to climb up, but hang down. Guess I will have to come up with something else for my trellis.

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How about sweet peas?
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Thanks.

I had thought about Sweet Peas, but they don't bloom for long and prefer cooler temps .

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Do you get the eastern light? Try morning glories.
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Yes! My planter faces east. Morning Glories might just do the trick.

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