Tropaeolum 'Jewel Mix'
Garden Nasturtium, Indian Cress
|The saying "Be nasty to Nasturtiums" reflects the type of neglectful care these fast-growing, versatile plants thrive on. While they like moist soil, do not fertilize or water frequently or you will have more leaves than blooms. Perennials, mostly grown as annuals, their fragrant, spicy, edible blossoms and young leaves are a gourmet treat in salads. They also make excellent cut flowers. Double- and single-flowering varieties of both climbing vines and bushy plants attract helpful insects and hummingbirds. Dwarf types grow to 1 foot tall and are good for fast color in edging or trailing from baskets or containers. Climbing vines reach 6 to 10 feet. Trail over fences, trellises or rocks. Bloom in many colors, including white, golden-yellow, orange, scarlet, deep red and salmon. Self-sows. Sow seed, in mixed or separate colors, outdoors in sandy soil when all danger of frost is past. Also start by cuttings and division. Watch for aphids.
This seed mix produces fragrant, double and semi-double flowers in yellow, orange, apricot, bronze, and red. Use flowers and leaves in salads. Naturalizes in warmer areas.
Attributes - Tropaeolum 'Jewel Mix'
Plant Type: Annual
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer
Flower Color: Orange, Peach, Red, Yellow
Height: 10 in. to 1 ft.
Width: 1 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Cut Flowers, Drought Tolerant, Edible, Fragrant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Aphids, Caterpillars, Root Rot.