Nasturtium's large, pebble-like seeds are easy to plant, and it's amazing to watch the plants quickly grow. It's also fun to watch your guests' surprise as they ponder whether or not to eat the edible, peppery flavored flowers atop their salads, or garnishing their dinner plates.
3 grams (~19 seeds)
Latin Name: Tropaeolum majus
Description: 2"–2½" wide single flowers in shades of yellow, orange, mahogany, and cream.
Bloom Time: Late spring to frost
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Mature Height: 10"–12" tall
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower, Rabbit Resistant
Start Inside: Not recommended. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Roots sensitive to transplant disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be directly planted in the ground.
Direct Sow: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Mild Climates: Sow in fall for winter bloom. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 55°–65°F.
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive, tender perennial usually grown as an annual; perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer.
Seed Depth: ½"–1"
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8" – 12"
Days to Emerge: 7-14 days
Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 8" – 12"