Nasturtium
Tropaeolum majus 'Milkmaid'

Family: Tropaeolaceae
Genus: Tropaeolum (tro-PEE-oh-lum) (Info)
Species: majus (MAY-jus) (Info)
Cultivar: Milkmaid

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Del Mar, California

San Francisco, California

Fernandina Beach, Florida

Painesville, Ohio

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Charleston, South Carolina

Wytheville, Virginia

Tacoma, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

Introduced by K. SAHIN, Zaden B.V. in 2002. Wonderfull pale yellow flowers. My favourite! And like all Nasturtium...edible: leaves; flowers; young seedpods; (raw or as pickles); seeds (grind for use as pepper).

Positive

On Jun 30, 2006, girlndocs from Tacoma, WA wrote:

I love this nasturtium. An easy bloomer with gigantic exotic-looking leaves and blooms in a soft, soothing cream color that almost glows in the twilight.