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Nasturtium 'Black Velvet'

Sow Nasturtium 'Black Velvet' in late spring for summer and autumn picking. It will lightly self-sow. It will attract white fly away from tomatoes and cucumbers. More
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Sumptuous, glamorous, rich, almost-black trailing nasturtium which we trialled at Perch Hill in 2006 and loved it. This black nasturtium is good in salad and fantastic in smoked haddock fish cakes.

Sow Nasturtium 'Black Velvet' in late spring for summer and autumn picking. It will lightly self-sow. It will attract white fly away from tomatoes and cucumbers.

Genus Tropaeolum minus
Variety Black Velvet
Type Half-hardy Annual, Half-hardy Annual Climber, Half-hardy annual climber
Common Name Nasturtium
Border Position Back, Ground cover
Soil Type Chalky, Sandy, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained, Moist but Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Direct sow March - July about 2cm deep in lines or blocks 20cm apart. Can be sown under cover and planted out.
Flowering 10 weeks from sowing, June-October. Flowers will produce for 4-5months.
Vase Life Feed and deadhead to prolong the flowering period. This can be grown in a container pot, and will need a supporting frame.
Cooking Notes The leaves and flowers are edible, with a peppery flavour.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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