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
Eating Methods: Culinary Herb/Spice
Propagation: Seeds: Depth to plant seed: 1/2 inch
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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

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Location: Arenas Valley, NM my yard
Date: 2016-11-11
Location: Granite Falls, WA
Date: 2017-07-09
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-09-13
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-06-29
Location: My garden
Date: 2016-11-05
Location: My garden
Date: 2016-11-05
Uploaded by JessabelleJLH
Location: Windsor/Detroit
Date: 2016-05-15
Started indoors in April for early blooms in May.

Date: 2013-06-28

Courtesy Outsidepride
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: IN my garden 
Date: 10/6/2011
Location: Granite Falls, WA
Date: 2015-06-12
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-09-01
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-09-13
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-09-13
Location: IL
Date: 2007-09-17
Location: Chippewa, PA
Date: 2015-06-22
Uploaded by Wes
  • Uploaded by Wes
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-07-05
ediable leaves and flowers
Uploaded by cbw1953
Uploaded by JessabelleJLH
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2021-07-15
With cabbage white butterfly caterpillars
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2021-07-15

Date: 2013-06-29
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-09-14

 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2013-07-01
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-06-07

Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-02-19
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  • 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
Retro67 On May 18, 2024 Miscellaneous Event
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