Approximately 30 seeds in 3g packet.
Nasturtiums are warm weather annuals that have been popular in herb gardens, cottage gardens and flower gardens for many years.
An annual plant height of 20-30 cm, strongly bushy. The value of this form is the contrast that makes marbled, discolored, mottled, white-green leaves and salmon-orange, glowing flowers appearing from July to frost.
Extremely attractive, easy-to-grow bed plant for growing in hanging boxes, balcony boxes, pots.
Grow in poor to average, slightly acidic, well-drained soils in full sun. Plants have some tolerance for dry soils.
Best performance occurs in cool summer areas. Some part afternoon shade is appreciated in hot summer areas where plants will be stressed by prolonged stretches of high temperatures.
Avoid fertilization which tends to increase foliage output but decrease flower production.
By reputation, nasturtiums are easy-to-grow annuals that are tolerant of a certain amount of neglect.
Effective in beds, borders, mixed plantings, rock gardens, herb gardens, edgings over walls or as annual ground covers on slopes or other sunny areas. They are also effective in containers, including hanging baskets.
Except for roots, all plant parts (leaves, buds, flowers, pods and seeds) are edible (peppery flavor) and may be used in salads.
Genus - Tropaeolum
Species - Majus nanum
Variety - Alaska Salmon
Common name - Nasturtium
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 2 - 11
Height - 0,30 m
Spread - 0,40 m
Plant type - Annual Flower
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Slightly acidic
Soil type - Poor to average, well drained
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Balcony containers, beds, borders, containers, hanging boxes
Bloom season - July - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Salmon
Sow seeds indoors from March to April in trays of seed compost.
Sow thinly, cover with 10-15 mm of soil. Firm gently, keep moist.
Seedlings appear in 14-21 days.
Also can be sown directly in to prepared seed bed in flowering position after the last frost until the beginning of June.
Sow 2 seeds together with 30 cm between pairs. Cover lightly with 15 mm soil and keep moist till germination.
Germination in approximately 2 weeks.
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