Nasturtium Jewel Mix Tropaeolum Majus is a herbaceous annual flower native to South America. Nasturtium Jewel Mix seeds are very easy to germinate, and the seeds can be started directly outdoors in spring or early summer. Nasturtium Jewel Mix features light-green foliage with rounded, kidney-shaped leaves, and blooms with double, fiercely brilliant red to white, and orange to yellow flowers. Although the Nasturtium blossoms appear delicate, they are actually very durable, so a vibrant, colorful, eye-catching and long-lasting display of showy flowers is guaranteed. The blooming Nasturtium attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
Nasturtium Jewel Mix is a compact growing, bushy plant that is often grown in flower beds, borders, hanging baskets, over trellis, vegetable gardens as a companion for vegetables. If the plant is grown in USDA zones 9-11, Tropaeolum Majus seeds can be planted directly outdoors in winter, and the Nasturtiums are a gardener's dream, because they are virtually carefree once established. Nasturtium will re-seed itself and come back the next year in mild climate. Nasturtium has a lot of culinary uses - leaves and flowers are used in salads and have a peppery flavor. The chopped Nasturtium leaves also make a zesty addition to mayonnaise or vinaigrettes, and you can use the blossoms either whole or chopped to decorate creamy soups, salads, butters, cakes and platters.
Height: 12-16 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Moist well-drained, pH 6.1-7.8
USDA Zones: All Regions of North America
Sow Indoors: N/A
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Summer
Seed Depth: 1/2 Inch
Germination Time: 7-10 Days