NASTURTIUM Jewel of Africa


Tropaeolum majus

Family: Tropaeolaceae

Characteristics: Trailing climbing annual 3 m

Seeds per packet: 12

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This climbing old fashioned cultivar bears flowers of maroon, yellow, cream, and orange, and in-between shades of peach, apricot, salmon, and scarlet, including unusual strawberry and bronze shades. The leaves are marbled with white variegation. Nasturtiums make excellent bedding plants and are also good for growing in rockeries, troughs, tubs or large hanging baskets. All parts of the plant are edible, use to brighten up salads or use in stir fries, flowers have a peppery taste.

Adaptable to most and conditions, prefers well-drained moist soil but also tolerates nutritionally poor soil.

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