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Alaska Nasturtium Seed Mix

Tropaeolum nanum

5.00 (9 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
  • REVIEWS

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: To soften the hard coating on these seeds, rub one side of each seed lightly with sandpaper and soak them in warm water overnight. Mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 30 days before planting. Sow the seed in early spring, planting just below the surface of the soil. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which usually takes place within 7-14 days.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established. Though they flourish with occasional watering in especially dry weather, mature plants tolerate some drought in addition to growing in poor or sandy soil. Avoid fertilizing, since this tends to produce abundant foliage and few blooms. Deadhead to prolong blooming. This plant may self-seed, and attracts bees. It performs well as a container plant.

Harvesting: Though these blossoms do not last long as cut flowers, the entire plant is edible. Young leaves make excellent fresh greens, while the blossoms are often used as a garnish.

Seed Saving: After the flowers fade, the round seeds will develop in pairs in the dried flower head. Gather them as soon as they easily come loose from the stem. Spread the seed out to dry completely. Store the seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Tropaeolum nanum

Species Origin: Introduced US Flower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Annual, Tender Perennial

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 220

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 12 Inches

Color: Mixed, Red, Orange, Yellow

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Summer, Blooms Early Fall

Alaska Nasturtium Seed Mix 5.0
Review By Cynthia Flores

Huntington Beach Public Library Seed Library

The seeds arrived in a very timely manner. We are looking forward to adding this selection to our seed library.

Alaska Nasturtium Seed Mix 5.0
Review By Edith Smith

Excited and ready to plant

My seed arrived quickly and I'm eager to get them in the ground. I'm happy with my purchase.

Alaska Nasturtium Seed Mix 5.0
Review By Susan Tipton

Love nasturtiums

This seed packet promises lovely, sunny, bunches of flowers.

Alaska Nasturtium Seed Mix 5.0
Review By Marcia Jansen

Alaska Nasturtium

My alaska Nasturtiums in 2020 were elegantly beautiful! I adored the varigated leaves and the color of the flowers was delightful! Plants were very healthy and germination was great!

Alaska Nasturtium Seed Mix 5.0
Review By Linda Downer

Variegated Leaves

Since I am enamored with variegation in leaves I will be looking forward to what I can do with these seeds in 2021.

Alaska Nasturtium Seed Mix 5.0
Review By Keely Laughlin

very hardy seeds

Alaska Nasturtium Seed Mix 5.0
Review By Barbara Dannenfelser

Love thes Nasturtiums

It's not time to plant yet, but I've ordered from Everwilde before & they grew beautifully.

Alaska Nasturtium Seed Mix 5.0
Review By Emilie Swenning

seeds

I received my package and very happy.
My grandkids are happy too.

Alaska Nasturtium Seed Mix 5.0
Review By Allen Jansen

nasturtium

Have not arrived yet.

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XL Mylar Packet (~25 Seeds) $2.98 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $5.96 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $9.60 -+
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DESCRIPTION

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A dwarf variety, this mix comes in lovely shades of gold, orange, red, and yellow. This annual also has variegated leaves and is easy to grow, making it easy to have a beautiful flower bed with minimal effort.
The common name "nasturtium" comes from the Latin words for "nose-twister," a humorous way of describing a common reaction the taste of the edible leaves. The entire plant has a history of being used for culinary purposes, since even the seeds can be pickled and make an acceptable substitute for capers. Though the first known botanical description of this species comes from the notes of Spanish botanist Nicolas Monardes, Carl Linnaeus gave the genus its name. He called it "Tropaeolum" in reference to an ancient Roman "tropaeum," a pole on which the bloody armor and shields of the defeated enemy were hung; the plant's bright blossoms reminded him of helmets, while the circular leaves looked similar to shields.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: To soften the hard coating on these seeds, rub one side of each seed lightly with sandpaper and soak them in warm water overnight. Mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 30 days before planting. Sow the seed in early spring, planting just below the surface of the soil. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which usually takes place within 7-14 days.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established. Though they flourish with occasional watering in especially dry weather, mature plants tolerate some drought in addition to growing in poor or sandy soil. Avoid fertilizing, since this tends to produce abundant foliage and few blooms. Deadhead to prolong blooming. This plant may self-seed, and attracts bees. It performs well as a container plant.

Harvesting: Though these blossoms do not last long as cut flowers, the entire plant is edible. Young leaves make excellent fresh greens, while the blossoms are often used as a garnish.

Seed Saving: After the flowers fade, the round seeds will develop in pairs in the dried flower head. Gather them as soon as they easily come loose from the stem. Spread the seed out to dry completely. Store the seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Tropaeolum nanum

Species Origin: Introduced US Flower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Annual, Tender Perennial

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 220

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 12 Inches

Color: Mixed, Red, Orange, Yellow

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Summer, Blooms Early Fall

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 9 reviews
5.0

Review By Cynthia Flores

Huntington Beach Public Library Seed Library

The seeds arrived in a very timely manner. We are looking forward to adding this selection to our seed library.

5.0

Review By Edith Smith

Excited and ready to plant

My seed arrived quickly and I'm eager to get them in the ground. I'm happy with my purchase.

5.0

Review By Susan Tipton

Love nasturtiums

This seed packet promises lovely, sunny, bunches of flowers.

5.0

Review By Marcia Jansen

Alaska Nasturtium

My alaska Nasturtiums in 2020 were elegantly beautiful! I adored the varigated leaves and the color of the flowers was delightful! Plants were very healthy and germination was great!

5.0

Review By Linda Downer

Variegated Leaves

Since I am enamored with variegation in leaves I will be looking forward to what I can do with these seeds in 2021.

5.0

Review By Keely Laughlin

very hardy seeds

5.0

Review By Barbara Dannenfelser

Love thes Nasturtiums

It's not time to plant yet, but I've ordered from Everwilde before & they grew beautifully.

5.0

Review By Emilie Swenning

seeds

I received my package and very happy.
My grandkids are happy too.

5.0

Review By Allen Jansen

nasturtium

Have not arrived yet.