Fast-growing annual rambler with yellow, orange or brown flowers.
Other Names: Indian cress, Monks cress
Origin: South America
Size: 0.3m high, 1-2m spread
Growing conditions: full sun
Harvest: late spring
Propagation: from soft cuttings or seeds, self-seeds readily
Growing tips: Hardy annual for all soils.
Use: Leaves, flowers and seeds can be added to salads or stir-fries. Unripe seed pods can be pickled like capers.
Great support plant for beneficial insects.
Availability in shop: spring