Nasturtium 'Alaska'

Nasturtium 'Alaska' is very quick-growing, with a mixed colour cascade of flowers, cream, yellow orange and red, brilliant for picking for a small table centre, and they're delicious too. More
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Nasturtium 'Alaska' is very quick-growing, with a mixed colour cascade of flowers – cream, yellow orange and red. Brilliant for picking for a small table centre and excellent at the centre of a flower bed to bring in lots of good insects (ladybirds, lacewings, hoverflies and bees) to control the bad. They're also delicious.

This variety is more interesting than many, with lovely cream dappled, variegated leaves that look great in a salad as well as the flowers.

Plant it in the veg patch as a companion plant to repel white fly and attract black fly away from cabbages and broad beans. It has an intense flavour reminiscent of capers.

Genus Tropaeolum majus
Variety Alaska
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Nasturtium
Border Position Ground Cover
Soil Type Chalky, Sandy, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained, Moist but Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 20cm (8in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow indoors March-April and plant out after last frosts, or direct sow May-July about 2cm (1in) deep in lines or blocks 20cm (8in) apart. They thrive in poor soil.
Care Tips Feed and deadhead to prolong the flowering period. This can be grown in a container pot, and will need a supporting frame.
Flowering June - October, 10-12 weeks from sowing
Vase Life Flowers produce for 4-5 months. Vase life is 3-4 days.
Harvesting Flower production: 4-5 months.
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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