Nasturtium ‘Jewel Mixed’ (Tropaeolum majus)
This small growing nasturtium makes a mound 40cm by 40cm and produces 5cm blooms in shades of red, pink, orange and yellow from late spring until frosts. The flowers can be used in salads and the edible leaves have a peppery flavour.
When to sow: Early to mid spring
Where to sow: In mild districts sow in situ in early spring In cold districts sow after frost or in pots under cover in early spring and plant seedlings after frost
Depth to sow: 1-2cm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil.
Spacing: Between plants: 50-60cm
Directions: In frost prone areas plant seed in 10cm pots in early October and plant the seedlings out into their final position in mid-November when the danger of frosts is over. If you don't get late frosts just plant the seed in situ in September.
Packet 30 seeds