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Characteristics: Compact annual 1m
Seeds per packet: Approx12
Begin the Nasturtium season a little sooner with dazzling Whirlybird, the earliest to bloom and the most colourful in form. These jewel toned 5-7 cm (2-3") blooms hold their faces straight up, well above the dark green foliage, for maximum colour show.
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.
Tropical: Late Summer to Early Spring
Temperate: Spring to Early Autumn
Cold: Spring to Early Autumn
Sow: 12mm deep
For best results sow direct in growing position
Germination: 14-21 days
Plant space: 20-30cm
Flowering: 10 weeks
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.