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PlantFiles: Dwarf Nasturtium
Tropaeolum minus 'Jewel Mix'

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

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

23 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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


Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Grown for foliage

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:
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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

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive SW_gardener 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 thetripscaptain 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 ladyannne 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.


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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