Edible flowers of many colors add vibrance to salads
Upright, bushy growth in a mixture of colors: Red, yellow, orange, pink and rose. Single and double flowers with some bi-colored flowers. Use edible flowers in vinegar to make "Indian Cress" vinegar, or use flowers and leaves in salads.Tropaeolaceae Tropaelum majus
Jewel Mixed Colors
The bush type of Nasturtium grows in a low bushy form compared to the trailing type that produces vines that sprawl out.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 35-52 (Spring/Summer), 35-52 (Fall/Winter)
- Growing Habit
- Half Hardy
Nasturtiums will sprout again after a light frost but will not tolerate a hard freeze.
- Spring Transplant, Spring
- Growing Season
- Short, Long
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cool, Warm
Nasturtiums will grow best in a sunny part of the garden in areas with cooler summers, but should be placed in a partially shady spot in areas with hotter summer days.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 50°F - 90°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Seeds will germinate at 55 to 68˚F but will take longer to germinate above 65˚F
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cool)
Nasturtiums grow best in the sun in areas with cooler summers.
For the best flavor, keep nasturtiums well watered. This helps to neutralize the spiciness of the greens and flowers.
Grow nasturtium in soil that is higher in Phosphorus and Potassium than Nitrogen. Growing Nasturtiums in nitrogen rich soil produces more vegetative growth and discourages blooming.
- Needs summer shade
- Small Gardens?
Dwarf varieties are well-suited for container growing. Some Trailing varieties can be placed in a hanging container.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Red, yellow, orange, pink and rose.
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Leaves and flowers are known for their peppery, mustard-like flavor.