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Heirloom Nasturtiums

Climbing Phoenix

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Heirloom Nasturtiums

Climbing Phoenix

(Tropaeolum majus)
These split-petal vining nasturtiums date from the 19th century. Their unique petals, shaped like little flames, s...
(Tropaeolum majus)
These split-petal vining nasturtiums date from the 19th century. Their unique petals, shaped like little flames, stand out in a kaleidoscope of colors against ivy-shaped leaves. Carefree Phoenix blooms absolutely nonstop, covering the foliage with both bright and pastel blossoms in crimson-red, rich gold, fiery orange, warm cream and soft peach, many brushed with burnished copper at the petal base. Phoenix flowers are edible and especially gorgeous scattered on salads or used as edible garnishes for savory dishes.  
Seed Count: 40 - 45 / Weight: 4 gms
$ 2.99

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 stand 10 inches apart, or 6 to 8 inches apart if training seedlings up vertical supports.

 

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 seedling per pot. When weather is evenly in the 50°F (10°C) range, gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions. Transplant as above in full sun.

 

GROWING NOTES

Climbing nasturtiums are easy to grow in any well-drained soil. You’ll need to train young plants onto their supports with loose ties, then they’ll climb easily and bloom non-stop. Do not let plants dry out during blooming season. If aphids become a problem, wash them off with a strong spray of water or spray with non-toxic Safer’s Soap solution. Phoenix’s bright confetti like blossoms are true summer beacons for hungry hummingbirds.

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
10 - 12 days
4 - 6 feet

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
10 - 12 days
4 - 6 feet

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

10 - 12 days

Mature Height

4 - 6 feet

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