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

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 12 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Edible Parts: Leaves
Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Culinary Herb/Spice
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 65-75F
Days to germinate: 7-14
Depth to plant seed: 1/2 inch
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Space plants 8-12 inches apart. Do not fertilize plants as that encourages leaves and not flowers.
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2017-03-15
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