Cappuccino is an annual, herbaceous plant, with vigorous growth, beautiful flowers and a spicy characteristic smell. Clumsily climbing hedges and supports or sprawling above the ground, it shows off its shiny, rounded leaves while bearing large flowers in warm red and orange combinations. Naturally charming and useful in cooking, it is an easy traditional plant that fits perfectly in relaxed gardens and balconies. Capuchin is an ornamental herbaceous plant, with a height and width of 1 to 2.5 meters, thanks to its creeping growth or its ability to climb various supports. Its vibrant foliage, made of all-round, broad, cool-textured leaves, sprawls above the soil surface or climbs spontaneously on branches and ornamental supports. Endowed with a strong peppery aroma, it creates the perfect substrate where its flowers, as well as other plants, will stand out. Sensitive to cold, it falls over in winter and usually replants or grows only in the same place from seed. Its beautiful flowers, in warm shades between red, orange, yellow and cream, are shaped like a large trumpet, with a lacy mouth. Making their appearance in the summer, they maintain their festive appearance until autumn, where they will gradually give way to edible seeds. It loves sunny places and can be planted in places protected from the cold and strong or hot wind but also in more exposed places.
It needs moderate watering, mainly in the hot summer months, but also in the first weather until it is established in a garden. It grows successfully in a variety of soil types as long as they have good drainage. Ideally, the poorest soils in which it produces more flowers, since when it finds an abundance of nutrients, it tends to create more foliage at the expense of flowers. It is a plant that withstands the summer sun and heat well, provided it has enough water and can withstand cold down to -5°C. Its care is particularly simple. It does not need pruning and usually does not encounter problems from insects or diseases. To enhance its flowering, we can regularly remove by hand, all withered or dry flowers that appear. It is suitable for flower beds, edging, pots and planters, hanging baskets and windowsills, slopes and downhill areas, rock gardens, gravel gardens, edges near walls, decorative supports, balconies, terraces and entrances to gardens and country style buildings.