General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Edible Parts: Leaves
Seeds or Nuts
Flowers
Eating Methods: Culinary Herb/Spice
Raw
Cooked
Propagation: Seeds: Depth to plant seed: 1/2 inch
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Common names
  • Garden Nasturtium
  • Dwarf Nasturtium
  • Indian Cress
Also sold as:
  • Tropaeolum minus

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Comments:
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 2, 2013 5:35 PM concerning plant:
    I like the mixed colors of flowers I get with the Jewel Mix. I used to buy Nasturtiums as seedlings each spring, but I found it is just as easy to grow my own from seed. The seedlings grow very quickly and flower all summer long. Hummingbirds are attracted to the Nasturtium flowers.
  • Posted by Catmint20906 (PNW WA half hour south of Olympia - Zone 8a) on Aug 27, 2014 8:01 PM concerning plant:
    Dwarf Nasturtium (Tropaeolum minus) 'Jewel Mix' is an attractive annual herb easily grown from seed, blooming in a variety of bright colors all summer long. Tropaeolum minus is a larval host plant for the Cabbage White butterfly. It is also a useful companion plant that helps to repel wooly aphids, squash bugs, striped pumpkin beetle, whitefly, cabbage loopers, and carrot flies. It does best in full sun.
Plant Events from our members
vbprog From April 18, 2015 to April 20, 2015 Plant emerged
vbprog On April 11, 2015 Seeds sown
thequeen770 On March 22, 2017 Seeds sown
had to plant quickly, had soaked over night and end of my day.
planted several beside the very dry azalea near recycle container and the base of the oak tree down the hill
paleohunter On April 27, 2021 Transplanted
variegatagal On April 14, 2021 Bloomed
variegatagal On March 23, 2021 Plant emerged
variegatagal On March 15, 2021 Seeds sown
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