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NASTURTIUM Whirlybird Red

Tropaeolum nanum

Stock: Out Of Stock

SKU Code: F 255

Family: Tropaeolaceae

Characteristics: Compact annual 1 m

Seeds per packet: Approx 12

Whirlybird is the earliest of the nasturtiums to bloom and the most colourful in form. These jewel-toned 5-8 cm (2-3”) blooms hold their faces straight up, well above the dark green foliage, for maximum colour show. The plant remains fairly compact, giving you lush flowers and foliage on a non-invasive habit.

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.

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