Nasturtium – Dwarf Jewel

$3.48

An abundance of colourful flowers atop pretty green leaves. The whole plant is edible: the stems, leaves, flowers, and seed pods. The flowers add an exotic flourish to summer dishes, the leaves and stems pack a peppery punch. Mildly spicy, these edible double blooms display light yellow, orange and deep red petals. The charming foliage resembles tiny lily pads. Can grow to 30 cm (12″). Lovely in beds and containers.

 

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Description

Botanical name
Tropaeolum

Family
Tropaeolaceae

Spacing
4 plants per square foot in 2 rows 15 cm (6″) apart.

Depth
6 mm (¼”)

Requirements
Enjoys full sun but will tolerate part shade. Will thrive in a rock garden. pH 6-7

Germination
Seeds should sprout in 7-14 days

Pests
Aphids. Knock off with strong jet of water. If parts of the plant are infested, cut off with scissors or pruning shears and dispose. Be sure to clean your tools after use.

Timing
Sow indoors in CowPots in March for outdoor planting in April. You can sow directly after the last frost.

Growing
Nasturtium is very easy to grow and requires very little care.

Harvest
10 weeks

Season
Warm, annual

Links
Lovely appetizer recipe using both flowers and leaves of nasturtium