Nasturtium Top Jewell Mix 10 Seeds
Compact, non-trailing plants, flowering well above the foliage with semi double and double, upward facing blooms.
Garden Height: 40cm
Ideal for: Bedding
These seeds have a tested Germination Rate of 92%.
How to Grow Tropaeolum Plants (Annual)
Guide to Growing Nasturtium, Canary Creeper, Mashua, Garden Nasturtium and Indian Cress
Plants that belong to the Tropaeolum genus may be annual or perennial; this section deals with how to grow hardy annual Tropaeolum; go here for information on planting Perennial Tropaeolum.
Some of the common names for Tropaeolum include Nasturtium, Scottish flame flower, Empress of India, Indian Cress and Canary Creeper.
Tropaeolum comes into bloom from summer to autumn and carry trumpet shaped flowers, these are a little unusual due to having long spurs; the Nasturtium flowers may be orange, red or yellow.
Quick Tropaeolum Growing and Care Guide
Common Names: Nasturtium, Canary Creeper, Canarybird Flower, Mashua, Garden Nasturtium, Indian Cress, Monks cress, Flame flower.
Life Cycle: Hardy annual.
Height: Annuals: 40 to 100 inches (100 to 250 cm).
Native: Central and South America.
Flowers: Annual: spring and/or summer and autumn.
Flower Details: Intense colours. Red, yellow, orange. Usually five petals. Trumpets. Frilled petals. Diameter 1 to 2 inches (2 to 5 cm).
Foliage: Shield shape. Peltate. Palmate. Lobed.
Annual: 1/4 inch (6 mm). About a week after the last frost. Spacing: 10 to 36 inches (30 to 90 cm).
Sow Inside: Best started outdoors. Transplants should be put out following the last frost.
Annual: use peat pots. Germination time: one to two weeks in the dark. Temperature 65°F (18°C).
Requirements: Full sunlight or afternoon shade. Good drainage. Soil pH 5.5 to 6.5. Moist soil. Ordinary soil. Poor soil. Provide support. Provide trellis. Water during prolonged dry periods. Propagate: annuals from cuttings.
Miscellaneous: Although the common name of plants from the Tropaeolum genus is Nasturtium do not confuse members with those from the genus Nasturtium (watercress). All parts, especially the flowers, which have a peppery taste have culinary use. The tubers of Mashua are a very popular food source in the Andes.
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