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Tropaeolum majus (Nasturtium)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 505615



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Geraniales
Family: Tropaeolaceae
Genus: Tropaeolum
Species: Tropaeolum majus
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Annual
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • < 6 inches (< 15 cm)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
Flowering Start edit
  • June
Flowering End edit
  • October
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Medium
  • Green - Dark
  • Purple
Leaf Shape edit
  • Peltate
  • Reniform
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Container/Patio
  • Wall/Trellis
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Cottage Garden
  • Wildlife Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Sandy / Light
Soil pH edit
  • 6.0 - 6.4 (Slightly acidic)
Bloom Colour edit
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow/Gold
  • Blue
  • Lavender
  • Black
Wildlife Value edit
  • Bees
  • Butterflies (larvae/caterpillar food)
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
Additional Short Notes add
  • Will sprout back after a light frost or freeze edit | delete
  • Edible flowers, great for salads edit | delete
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Contributors For This Plant
gardenplansireland (195)
toni (36069)
Droopy (10087)
Netty (13946)
Frank (2698)
Tammyd (1215)
Jewell (5504)
Kay (765)
  brombear (1128)


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Jewell's Garden
tmholding's Garden
Kay's Garden
 brombear's Garden
 Robin H's Garden
 GrowingMyDinner's Garden


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  brombear (1128) wrote on Jan 29 2011
Very tolerant of hot dry conditions and as said, poor soil. Good companion plant under fruti trees. repels aphids, ants, cucmber beetles, squash bugs, white flies, borers near fruit. Can eat leaves as well, peppery taste, good with eggs

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Kay (765) wrote on Feb 01 2010
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Nasturtiums prefer poor soil, so do not fertilze them, as this will promote foliage growth, but not flowering.

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  Ron Butler (39) wrote on Feb 12 2017
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I learned not feed them as well but I love to throw the flowers in my salad.

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