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Tropaeolum majus/Nasturtium

Tropaeolum majus / Tropaeolum majus
Typical spring planting of nasturtiums in full bloom
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Typical spring planting of nasturtiums in full bloom

Round leaves and highly fragrant flowers

Cluster of flowers in spring

Close-up image of flowers

Flowers become less as the temperature rises

Planting in heavy flowering stage in spring

A mature plant in late spring

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Scientific Name: Tropaeolum majus
Common Name: Nasturtium
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow, Orange, Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Annuals for the Cool or Cold Season
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Comments: This annual blooms well in full sunlight and with a well drained soil. Plant seeds in late winter indoors and transplant seedlings outdoors in early sping. There are both single and double flowers. Plants can be bushy or vine-like in growth. Flowers are normally bright and are edible. They have a pepper flavor. Plants perform best in warm days and cool nights. They do well in fairly infertile soils. Too much fertilizer will cut down on the number of blooms.