Nasturtium Jewel Mix (Tropaeolum minus) is extremely vigorous and mounds up to 16 inches in heights. Blooms come in a variety of colours including yellow, red, orange, mahogany, and rose. This is a bush habit, non-trailing type that holds its blooms well above the attractive foliage.
Nasturtiums are pretty annuals to use as edgings or at the front of a flower bed with other low-growing annuals and perennials. Use them to add summertime color to rock gardens. They also look beautiful in containers and window boxes. Use nasturtiums to garnish salads or other dishes, or cut them for a vase.
Jewel Mix grows as an Annual/Perennial and is a Flower. Being an annual / perennial, it tends to grow either as a single season plant, or a plant that can stay in your garden for many years. Jewel Mix is known for its Mound-Forming habit and growing to a height of approximately 40 cm. This variety tends to bloom in early summer.
Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Jewel Mix Dwarf Nasturtium is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintenance gardens.
- Plants Height 40cm
- Open pollinated.
- Plant in full sun.
- Tolerates poor soil.
- Prefers soil pH 5½ -7½
- Bloom Period: summer - Aurtum
Sow outdoors where they are to flower. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sow 20mm (¾in) deep, in rows 30cm (12in) apart.
For earlier flowering: Sow seed, 1cm (½in) deep, 3 seeds per 7.5cm (3in) pot, in free-draining, damp seed compost. Place at 20-29C (68-86F) until after germination.
- Thin out young plants to 30-45cm (12-18in) apart when the seedlings are large enough to handle.
- They flower most freely in full sun and poor dryish soils.
- Before planting in containers make sure they are well rooted in their pots.
- Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions before planting out after risk of frost.
Suitable for the garden, allotments and containers.
Be prepared to water well and supplement feed with high-potash feed during season. Regular feeding is recommended.