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Nasturtium Seeds, Ladybird Cream Purple Spot

Tropaeolum minus
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Extraordinarily beautiful, these unique nasturtiums produce an eye-catching display with their creamy-yellow petals ornately marked with bright red central markings. A vigorous profusion of blooms adorn this long flowering 'Lady Bird' and is showcased upon dwarf bushy plants. A wonderful selection for young and experienced gardeners alike, the nasturtium flowers and leaves make for a wonderful peppery addition to summer salads.

  • SKU: 136959
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Safe for bees
Safe
for Bees
Good for pollinators
Good For Pollinators
Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full Sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
7 to 21 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Average 2.5 cm (1-2") per week
Best container size
Best
Container Size:
12"+
Growing height
Growing Height:
30 cm (12")
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Flower
  • Botanical Name: Tropaeolum minus
  • Fill Weight (grams): 2
  • Approximate Seed Count: 10-15
  • Characteristics: edible flowers | attracts pollinators | container friendly | low maintenance | easy to grow | prolific bloomer
  • Planting Method: Sow Direct
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Color: Creamy yellow with red centers
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Harvest/Bloom Season: July to Frost
  • Flavor: Peppery
  • Tolerance: tolerant of poor soils
  • Preparation Ideas: Flowers and leaves are a tasty, peppery addition to salads and vegetables.
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    Growing Instructions:

    Nasturtiums do not transplant well and seeds should be sown directly into the garden when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is past. Soil temperature (not air temperature) should be warmer than 12°C (55°F) for seeds to germinate Planting at a lower temperature will delay germination. Choose a location that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight daily. Space seeds and plant to the depth indicated below. Press seeds into the soil to ensure good contact and cover with 2.5 m (1") of soil. After planting, water the seeds with a gentle mist or shower. A hard spray can wash soil away, dislodge seeds and clump them together. It is critical to keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy during germination. Do not let the soil dry out, as young plants have underdeveloped roots and can quickly dehydrate, particularly in windy conditions. When your seedlings reach a height of a few centimetres (inches) and have developed 2 or 3 pairs of leaves, it is important to thin them out, according to the plant spacing indicated below to provide good air circulation and room to grow.

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  • Planting Depth: 2.5 cm (1")

  • Instructions for Nutrient Care: Feed plants SUPERthrive once per week. Mix 1.2 ml (1/4 tsp) per 4L (1 gallon) of water in a watering can and apply solution to the base of the plants.
  • Plant Spread: 20 cm (8")
Suggestions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Growing Suggestions:
  • Nasturtiums are often used as a trap crop in companion planting, luring aphids and other garden pests away from the more valuable vegetables.
  • Do not apply too much nitrogen fertilizer as this will encourage more foliage than flowers.
  • Regularly removing spent flowers, known as deadheading will promote continuous blooming and encourage the growth of fresh buds.

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