An edible flower with 2" blossoms in brilliant colors; crimson, orange, sunset yellow, salmon, cherry. Alaska's unique marbleized green and white foliage sets it apart from other nasturtiums accenting the colorful blossoms. 90 days. Nasturtiums are easy to grow, edible, cheerful and they are great companion plants as well! They grow quickly, and so can be started right in the ground. This peppery plant is perfect for salads, herb vinegars, appetizers and garnishes. Try mixing assorted greens such as romaine, radicchio, spinach and arugula with a handful of nasturtium blooms topped with your favorite dressing. Sun to part shade. It is said that you should be nasty to your nasturtium! They can really take a beating, and poor soil. The most common use of the nasturtium plant in cultivation is as an ornamental flower. It grows easily and prolifically, and is a self-seeding annual - but the tasty flowers are such a bonus! They repel a great many cucurbit pests, like squash bugs, cucumber beetles, and several caterpillars.
Growing instructions Start seed indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost in pots, or sow directly into the garden after danger of serious frost has passed. Cover seeds with 1/4 inch of fine soil. 7 to 10 day germination time. Keep soil moderately moist during germination (not soggy). Transplant indoor started seedlings after hardening off and danger of serious frost has passed. Space plants at least 10 inches apart. Zones 9-11.