Online Plant Guide Avalon Waterways Tulip Time Cruise  
Trees Shrubs Ground Covers Vines Bamboo Grass Corms Ferns Annuals Perennials Rhizomes Bulbs Palms Tubers Gingers

Tropaeolum majus/Nasturtium

Tropaeolum majus / Tropaeolum majus
Typical spring planting of nasturtiums in full bloom
View Image (Full)

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

2007-2013 © OnlinePlantGuide.com All Rights Reserved. Information and images may not be reused without written consent.
 
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:
No
Landscape Categories: Annuals for the Cool or Cold Season
Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
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.