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Heirloom Flowers - Alaska nasturtium
Alaska nasturtium seeds
How to grow Alaska nasturtium flowers
Heirloom Flowers - Alaska nasturtium Alaska nasturtium seeds How to grow Alaska nasturtium flowers
Heirloom Flowers - Alaska nasturtium Alaska nasturtium seeds How to grow Alaska nasturtium flowers

Alaska Nasturtium

25 Seeds

$ 2.79

Alaska nasturtium are beautiful and delicious!

  • Red, salmon, orange, and yellow flowers
  • Striking variegated foliage
  • Edible with a delicious peppery flavor
  • Great for hanging baskets and pots
  • Repels many common garden pests

MORE ABOUT ALASKA NASTURTIUM:

(Tropaeolum minus) Also known as Indian Cress, nasturtium is a valuable multipurpose flower for the garden or landscape.  Alaska is a particularly beautiful variety of nasturtium, producing a mixture of vibrant red, orange, yellow, and cream-colored flowers atop striking variegated foliage.  Plants form nice 12-14" mounds with profuse blooms making them an excellent option for hanging baskets, borders, or ground cover.  Flowers and leaves are both edible, with a peppery flavor that adds a nice pop to salads.  Nasturtium is an excellent flower for children's gardens as the large seeds are easy-to-handle and plants are low-maintenance and bloom quickly.  Nasturtium is also reported to trap aphids while repelling a variety of other common garden pests including whiteflies, cucumber beetles, potato beetles, squash beetles and Mexican bean beetles. 25 seeds per packet.

CULTURE:  Nasturtium is a low-maintenance plant that performs well in poor soils and tolerates some drought.  Select a planting site that is well-drained and receives full sun to light shade.  Avoid over-fertilizing as this can attract pests and cause vegetative growth at the expense of flowers.

SOWING: Direct seeding (recommended): sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed.  Sow seeds 1/2" deep, 8-12" apart in well-drained soil.  Water well at planting and keep moist until germination has occurred (7-12 days), being careful to never overwater plants.  Indoors:  Can be started indoors, 4-6 weeks before the average last frost.  Sow seeds 1/2" deep in light-weight sterile seed starting media (avoid heavy potting soils).  Using degradable peat pots will also improve transplanting success.

TRANSPLANTING:  Transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed.  Plants should be spaced 8-12" apart, or 3 to 5 plants per pot if planting in a container or hanging basket (Can also be direct seeded into containers or baskets).

INSECT PESTS:  Aphids are the most common insect threat to nasturtiums.  Aphids can be controlled using a commercial or homemade insecticidal soap.  Over-fertilizing can exacerbate aphid problems in nasturtiums as insects are attracted to the soft foliage that is produced with excess nitrogen.

COMPANION PLANTING:  Nasturtium has been reported to act as a trap crop for aphids and a natural repellent for whiteflies, cucumber beetles, potato beetles, squash beetles and Mexican bean beetles.  

SAVING SEEDS:  Allow seed heads to mature and then remove from the plant before they have opened.  Store in a cool, dry place until next season.

Alaska nasturtium are beautiful and delicious!

  • Red, salmon, orange, and yellow flowers
  • Striking variegated foliage
  • Edible with a delicious peppery flavor
  • Great for hanging baskets and pots
  • Repels many common garden pests

MORE ABOUT ALASKA NASTURTIUM:

(Tropaeolum minus) Also known as Indian Cress, nasturtium is a valuable multipurpose flower for the garden or landscape.  Alaska is a particularly beautiful variety of nasturtium, producing a mixture of vibrant red, orange, yellow, and cream-colored flowers atop striking variegated foliage.  Plants form nice 12-14" mounds with profuse blooms making them an excellent option for hanging baskets, borders, or ground cover.  Flowers and leaves are both edible, with a peppery flavor that adds a nice pop to salads.  Nasturtium is an excellent flower for children's gardens as the large seeds are easy-to-handle and plants are low-maintenance and bloom quickly.  Nasturtium is also reported to trap aphids while repelling a variety of other common garden pests including whiteflies, cucumber beetles, potato beetles, squash beetles and Mexican bean beetles. 25 seeds per packet.

CULTURE:  Nasturtium is a low-maintenance plant that performs well in poor soils and tolerates some drought.  Select a planting site that is well-drained and receives full sun to light shade.  Avoid over-fertilizing as this can attract pests and cause vegetative growth at the expense of flowers.

SOWING: Direct seeding (recommended): sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed.  Sow seeds 1/2" deep, 8-12" apart in well-drained soil.  Water well at planting and keep moist until germination has occurred (7-12 days), being careful to never overwater plants.  Indoors:  Can be started indoors, 4-6 weeks before the average last frost.  Sow seeds 1/2" deep in light-weight sterile seed starting media (avoid heavy potting soils).  Using degradable peat pots will also improve transplanting success.

TRANSPLANTING:  Transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed.  Plants should be spaced 8-12" apart, or 3 to 5 plants per pot if planting in a container or hanging basket (Can also be direct seeded into containers or baskets).

INSECT PESTS:  Aphids are the most common insect threat to nasturtiums.  Aphids can be controlled using a commercial or homemade insecticidal soap.  Over-fertilizing can exacerbate aphid problems in nasturtiums as insects are attracted to the soft foliage that is produced with excess nitrogen.

COMPANION PLANTING:  Nasturtium has been reported to act as a trap crop for aphids and a natural repellent for whiteflies, cucumber beetles, potato beetles, squash beetles and Mexican bean beetles.  

SAVING SEEDS:  Allow seed heads to mature and then remove from the plant before they have opened.  Store in a cool, dry place until next season.

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