Nasturtium
Tropaeolum minus 'Tip Top Formula Mixture'

Family: Tropaeolaceae
Genus: Tropaeolum (tro-PEE-oh-lum) (Info)
Species: minus (MY-nus) (Info)
Cultivar: Tip Top Formula Mixture

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 23, 2007, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Flowering in five separate colours. Introduced by K. SAHIN, Zaden B.V. in 1990.

Neutral

On Mar 5, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Unique strain of nasturtium that holds its blooms above the foliage and is classed as top-flowering. This formula mixture has equal amounts of the followng colors: apricot, gold, mahogany and scarlet. Dwarf plants (8-10") are ideal for containers. Hardy annual.