Flower of the Week, 16th July.

Nasturtiums are an annual flower but can often self seed. I collect seeds in the autumn to plant in spring. By doing this you may find that you lose the variety of colours which you originally had from cultivated plants or seeds. It’s also worth planting some seeds in pots to transfer exactly where you want them to grow.

Some leaves are variegated.

3 Comments

  1. Beautiful! I’ve never heard of that variety of flower before! I’d love to have them in my yard!

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    1. kirkmtb says:

      “Nasturtium is the common name of Tropaeolum majus. It is one species in a genus of about 80 species of annual and perennial herbaceous flowering plants in the family Tropaeolaceae native to South America and Central America, from Mexico to Chile.”
      I just copied and pasted that. I’m sure you could get hold of seeds to plant next spring. Also they’re edible! You can dress a salad with the spicy flowers or use the seeds like capers.

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      1. Wow, cool!!! Thanks so much for your reply and for sending this info along to me!

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