Nasturtium Seed ( Alaska Mix)Edible flowers, Groundcover, Vine
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum nanum) Edible, Flower Seeds for Beds and Borders, Pollinator
Seeds per Ounce: 220
Nasturtium Alaska Mix is a dwarf Nasturtium with variegated leaves and a mix of gold, orange, red and yellow flowers. Plants are easy to grow and long-blooming. Flowers are edible and have a tangy, peppery taste. Try them in salads or stuffed with a cream cheese filling. Also makes a colorful garnish. Bumble bees love the flowers.
nasturtium care is simple: no fertilizer is needed, and regular irrigation is good but the soil can dry out in-between irrigations. These vining climbers are used as companion plants for the vegetable garden. It is said that the peppery-flavored leaves ward off many insects. Tropaeolum plants will grow anywhere as an annual, but they will only survive as a perennial in frost-free zones.
It is recommend to directly sow seeds outdoors in spring. The seedlings do not always transplant well into the garden when started indoors. Before sowing the flower seed, soak the seeds overnight in warm water. The next day, plant the seeds 1/2 inch deep in an area that gets at least 6 hours of direct sun each day. Have the soil worked so that it's fine and light. The flowers will appear in 8 - 12 weeks after being sown from flower seeds.
USDA Zones: 3 - 10
Height: 60 inches (vining)
Bloom Season: Mid summer through fall
Bloom Color: Mixt
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
Average Germ Time: 7 - 10 days
Light Required: No
Depth: 1/2 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 8 - 12 inches