Nasturtium Jewel Mixed Seeds Nasturtium Jewel Mixed Seeds
Nasturtium Jewel Mixed Seeds
Nasturtium Jewel Mixed Seeds

Nasturtium 'Jewel Mixed' Seeds

Cascades of colour – and they taste good, too!
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Edible
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • A hardy annual, with prolific double and semi-double blooms all summer long.
  • Vibrant shades of yellow, peachy orange and red, with rich green, bushy foliage.
  • Ideal for beds and borders or tumbling over the edges of containers and hanging baskets.
  • Easy to grow, with edible flowers and leaves that are rich in vitamin C.
  • Supplied as a packet of 35 (approx.) seeds ready to sow indoors or outdoors.
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Product Description

Fabulous semi-double blooms in joyous shades of yellow, peachy orange and red are what make these mixed-colour nasturtiums a must-have for bringing vibrant colour to your summer garden. The showy, saucer-shaped flowers are streaked with darker flushes in their centres and stand bold and upright above rich green, bushy foliage. One of the easiest and most satisfying annuals you can grow, they are guaranteed to add impact wherever you plant them.

‘Jewel Mixed’ nasturtiums are robust and long-flowering, from early June until the first frosts in October. They look fabulous when trained up a trellis or fence, tumbling out of window boxes and containers, or cascading over the sides of hanging baskets. Plant them as groundcover in a mixed border or rock garden, where they will add pleasing contrast to other flowers and foliage. They will also look great when cut for your vase – ideal for natural arrangements.

A worthy addition to a kitchen garden, nasturtiums are loved by bees and butterflies, so are good for pollination. They will attract hover flies, which prey on aphids, so make a great companion for brassicas, pumpkins, radish, tomato and potatoes – even roses – to help control pests. When they die back they will replenish the soil, adding nutrients and minerals to help other plants thrive.

Being native to South and Central America, which were known as the Indies, the flowers were once commonly called ‘Indian cresses’. Indeed, the leaves and flowers are edible, with a pleasant, slightly peppery flavour reminiscent of watercress. Mix them into your salads and garnishes for a pop of extra colour and flavour, or add last minute to a stir-fry. They are rich in vitamin C, too.

An inspiring choice for children’s gardening; the seeds are large, easy to sow and quick to germinate. With such a cheerful profusion of edible, bright flowers as a reward, what better way to encourage the next generation of horticulturalists!

Supplied as a packet of 35 (approx.) seeds ready to sow indoors in pots, from February to May, or outdoors from April to June directly where they are to grow. Nasturtiums will flower most prolifically in a sunny position in free-draining soil. They are drought tolerant but appreciate an occasional watering in warm weather. Regular dead-heading will encourage continuous flowering.

What Is Supplied

Item 760028 supplied as:

Supplied as a packet of 35 seeds (approx.) ready for sowing indoors or outdoors.

Flowers in the same year as sowing, from early June to October.
Grows to 30cm (12in) height and spread.
Flowers and leaves are edible (although should not be eaten by pregnant women or those with kidney disease).
Performance subject to growing conditions.
Origin UK.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Soak the seeds overnight before sowing to aid germination.
  • Do not feed nasturtiums as this will encourage leafy growth rather than flowers.
  • They do well in poor, hungry soils and can withstand fairly dry conditions.
  • Edible: Nasturtium flowers and leaves can be added to salads and stir-fries.

Care Guide

How to grow Nasturtium ‘Mixed Jewel’

  • Nasturtiums thrive in sandy, well-drained soil in a sunny position.
  • Sow outdoors, April to June, where they are to flower, 1.5cm (½in) deep, directly into finely prepared soil that has already been watered. Sow two seeds together every 20cm (8in). Seedlings usually appear in 21-28 days.
  • Remove the weaker plant, which can be transplanted elsewhere if desired. Or sow directly into compost in containers, baskets or window boxes. Water well until young plants are established.
  • Or sow indoors, February to May, for earlier flowers, 1.5cm (½in) deep, individually in small pots of compost.
  • Keep moist. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 30cm (12in) apart, or into containers, baskets or window boxes, when frosts are over.

Aftercare

  • Keep well watered but allow the soil to dry out in between watering.
  • Allow foliage to die back after the flowering season is over as this will add valuable nutrients to the soil.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Planting Time
Flowering Time
Sowing Time
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
30cm
30cm
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Nasturtium 'Jewel Mixed' Seeds
Nasturtium 'Jewel Mixed' Seeds
35 Seeds
Item: 760028
Only £2.99