Dwarf Nasturtium
Tropaeolum minus 'Jewel Mix'

Family: Tropaeolaceae
Genus: Tropaeolum (tro-PEE-oh-lum) (Info)
Species: minus (MY-nus) (Info)
Cultivar: Jewel Mix

Category:

Annuals

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

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

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

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:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Merced, California

Bartow, Florida

Lakeland, Florida

Pineville, Louisiana

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Hershey, Pennsylvania

Fort Worth, Texas

Houston, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Cascade, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Wilkeson, Washington

Racine, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
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Positive

On Jul 7, 2009, SW_gardener from (Zone 6a) wrote:

Very pretty, looks nice in a hanging basket with flowers held nicely above the foliage. Got the seeds at the dollar store this past winter and spring sowed them with good results! Lightly fragrant.

edited to add: responded well to a feeding of fish emulsion and epsom salts by bursting into a heavier bloom.

Positive

On Jul 21, 2007, thetripscaptain from Racine, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

I just hate the taste of these lol... flowers and leaves. BUT, the rabbits hate 'em too! This is the one plant left after the rabbits pass through.

Positive

On May 2, 2005, ladyannne from Merced, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

We try and grow a great deal of this as we use it for salads (flowers and leaves), a tonic and an expectorant. Besides all the medicinal value, it makes the most cheerful mound of colour.