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Nasturtium in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Tropaeolum majus

 

Nasturtium

Nasturtium is an annual of climbing and trailing habit, and is one of the most widely grown species. It is suitable for growing in pots, hanging baskets and for covering trellis work. The mid-green leaves are smooth and circular with waved edges, sometimes variegated, and are edible, with a peppery taste. The faintly scented yellow, orange or red flowers of around 2 inches across, which appear from mid to late summer, are also edible.

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plant Features
  • Nasturtium likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Nasturtium likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Nasturtium is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Nasturtium likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
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plant information

Common name

Nasturtium

Latin name

Tropaeolum majus

type

Annual

family

Tropaeolaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Nasturtium likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Nasturtium is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Nasturtium likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Nasturtium likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Nasturtium is 1.50meters x 0.50meters 1.50 M 0.50 M

Tropaeolum majus

Nasturtium is an annual of climbing and trailing habit, and is one of the most widely grown species. It is suitable for growing in pots, hanging baskets and for covering trellis work. The mid-green leaves are smooth and circular with waved edges, sometimes variegated, and are edible, with a peppery taste. The faintly scented yellow, orange or red flowers of around 2 inches across, which appear from mid to late summer, are also edible.


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Early Autumn

Orange or yellow flowers appear from early Summer to early Autumn

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Sow seeds 3/4 of an inch deep in mid to late Spring at the flowering site

 

Propagating

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Nasturtiums self-seed very readily, and flowers allowed to go to seed will drop seed that will grow readily the following Spring. Can also be sown in seed trays - fill a seed tray with seed compost,water and allow to drain.Sprinkle seeds over the surface allowing roughly 25mm space between seeds and cover with a thin layer of compost. Put tray in a clear polythene bag and place on a windowsill. When seedlings show remove plastic bag.When the second pair of leaves appear on the seedlings thin out to 50mm spacing by removing the weakest looking plants.After 2 or 3 weeks and when danger of frost has passed plants can then be planted outside into required position.

 
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