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PlantFiles: Nasturtium
Tropaeolum majus 'Milkmaid'

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

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

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

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive saya 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 girlndocs 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.

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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