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Mounding Nasturtiums

Buttercream

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Mounding Nasturtiums

Buttercream

(Tropaeolum majus)
The lovely semi-double blossoms of this tropical-looking pastel variety seem to float over the pretty rounded gree...
(Tropaeolum majus)
The lovely semi-double blossoms of this tropical-looking pastel variety seem to float over the pretty rounded green leaves that remind us of water lilies. Buttercream nasturtiums grow into a softly mounding form that drapes gracefully to fill in garden beds and borders. They are especially lush looking in window boxes and containers. The abundant creamy blossoms and deep green leaves make tasty edible garnishes. A customer favorite for many decades.
Seed Count: 40 - 45 / Weight: 4 gms
$ 2.79

ANNUAL

Spring/summer/fall bloom

Frost tender

 

EASY TO START OUTDOORS

Sow seeds in spring once all danger of frost is over in full sun (or part shade in hot climates). Nasturtiums need no added fertilizer in most soils. Poke seeds into well-worked soil about 1 inch deep and 3 to 4 inches apart. Press soil firmly over the seeds and keep moist. When seedlings are large enough to handle, thin to 10 inches apart as mounding plants need ample room to grow.

 

TO START EARLY INDOORS

Sow 2 seeds each in individual 4-inch pots of well-drained seed starting mix 3 weeks before last expected frost date. Cover 1 inch deep. Provide a strong light source. When seedlings have several sets of leaves pinch out the weaker seedling, leaving 1 per pot. When weather is evenly in the 50°F (10°C) range, gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions. Transplant seedlings into the garden 10 inches apart in full sun.

 

GROWING NOTES

These mounding nasturtiums are reliable and easy to tuck into any well-drained spot. They are a perfect disguise to cover fading bulb foliage in late spring. Their softly draping leaves and creamy flowers will quickly fill garden beds or containers. In mild winter climates, sow seeds again by mid-June for late summer blooms. Leaves and flowers are tasty additions to salads and sandwiches.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

April - June
March - July
Full sun or
partial shade
3 - 4 inches apart
1 inch deep
9 - 12 inches
10 inches

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

April - June
March - July
Full sun or
partial shade
3 - 4 inches apart
1 inch deep
9 - 12 inches
10 inches

Cold Winters

April - June

Mild Winters

March - July

Sun/Shade

Full sun or
partial shade

Space Seeds

3 - 4 inches apart
1 inch deep

Days to Germinate

9 - 12 inches

Mature Height

10 inches

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