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Tropaeolum majus. Prized for their sweet-spicy flavor, these dwarf, mounding heirlooms are among the most widely grown of all edible flowers. With a bit of a peppery tang, Nasturium blossoms are often added to salads as a zesty garnish over a citrus vinaigrette. A sprinkling of colorful Nasturtium blossoms lends the perfect finishing touch to cold Cucumber soup, fresh pineapple sorbet or an islandy mango mousse. We adore the deep blue-green foliage of Nasturtiums almost as much as their flowers. We use the leaves as doilies under cheese platters, cakes and individual soup tureens in which the flowers float. Make sure to inspect Nasturtium leaves after a rain: the water collects like sparkling diamonds. Easy to grow in full to filtered sunlight, this beloved annual may be direct-sown last spring frost date, or started indoors as a transplant five weeks prior to the last frost date. It flowers best with cooler nights. Mounding/Bush varieties are great for borders and Climbing/Trailing varieties are good for window boxes, hanging baskets and trellises. Deer resistant. Annual. Summer to early fall flowering.

Average seed life: 2 to 3 years.

Peach Melba Nasturtium

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This yummy favorite has exquisite, semi-double blossoms that are creamy primrose-yellow with pearly-red spots. Height: 12" to 18". It's perfect strewn over gazpacho, cheese platters and desserts.

One packet of about 45 seeds
Catalog #8220
  • Buy 10 for $3.55 each and save 11%
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Availability: In stock


Gardening Tips

Nasturtium Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
Seed Spacing:2”-3”
Plant Spacing:8”-12”
Days to Germination:7-14 days
Germination Temperature:65°-70°F

Tropaeolum majus. Easy to grow in full to filtered sunlight, it is best to direct-sow in well-draining, loamy soil after the last frost. Plant 1" deep, since they require darkness for optimal germination. Keep uniformly moist until the seedlings emerge, about 10 days after sowing. Weed and keep well-watered until established. Or, start indoors 5 weeks before the last frost date. Sow in a good seed-starting mix at 65° to 70°F. Provide even moisture, strong light and good ventilation. Prior to transplanting, acclimate the seedlings by gradually exposing them to outside conditions for 1 to 2 weeks. Thin or transplant the seedlings 8" to 12" apart in the garden. Drought-tolerant, water moderately once established. They flower best with cooler nights. Summer flowering. Dwarf varieties: 12" to 18" tall. Taller varieties: 5' to 8' tall.

The Eminently Edible Nasturtiums