Stunning and colorful addition to the garden!
25 seeds per packet.
Sunlight: Full Sun
USDA Hardiness Zone (°F): 4-10
Climate: Dry, Sub-tropical, Temperate, Tropical
Watering: moist through germination, then drought tolerant
Foliage: annual Soil pH: Neutral
Soil Type: Loam, Peat, Sand
If you’ve been looking for a flower that will thrive in poor soil, doesn’t need to be fed or pampered and is almost pest-free, the familiar nasturtium may be it.
Here in California you can sow the seeds in late summer or early fall for color during the cooler days of autumn and winter.
The knobby seeds are large enough for even a child to handle easily.
Directions usually suggest a location that gets full sun, but I have had good luck growing nasturtiums in spots that receive sun for half a day. They will drape attractively over the edges of a raised flower bed, and will add color to planters and window boxes.
You don’t have to enrich the soil before planting. If you do, you will have a lot of leaves, but few flowers.
Space the seeds 10 inches apart, and plant half an inch deep. They also will fill in bare spots between bedding plants. The seeds will sprout in about 10 days and will begin to flower in about 10 weeks. Nasturtiums do not require a lot of water.