Garden Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus 'Jewel Mix') in the Garden Nasturtiums Database

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Also sold as:
Tropaeolum minus

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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Here is a fragrant and simple hanging basket in which many of the plants can be grown from seeds or simply purchased in the spring and planted together for an immediate full display. However, its virtues go far beyond providing basic visual interest in the garden. Read on to find out more!

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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2017-09-13
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Date: 2013-06-28
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Location: Windsor/DetroitDate: 2016-05-15Started indoors in April for early blooms in May.
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2017-06-07
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Location: ILDate: 2007-09-17
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2017-07-05ediable leaves and flowers
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2017-09-13
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2017-09-13
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-02-19
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Location: Chippewa, PADate: 2015-06-22
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2017-09-14
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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 2, 2013 5:35 PM

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.

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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 27, 2014 8:01 PM

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.

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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
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