Cheerful flowers brighten up your garden
Cup of sun grows easily and quickly so plants are soon covered with cheerful flowers in the sunshine colors of bright lemon-yellow, gold touched with toasty orange and a pastel yellow that fades to soft cream. Masses of these perky blossoms shine above the foliage, providing long-lasting garden cheer, while the water lily-shaped leaves drape gracefully to soften garden edges. Plant these sunny flowers to light up your garden beds, borders or patio containers all season.Tropaeolaceae Tropaelum majus
Cup of Sun
The trailing type of Nasturtium produces vines that sprawl out, compared to the bush type which grows in a low bushy form.
- 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˚ 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?
- Golden yellow with splotches of red and orange
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Leaves and flowers are known for their peppery, mustard-like flavor.