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Nasturtium 'Black Velvet' (Tropaeolum minus)

A sumptuous, glamorous, rich, almost-black, compact nasturtium. Use as a ground cover or in a container.
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20 seeds

5 seedlings

10 seedlings (510437-10)

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Half-Hardy Annual
Position
Container Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - October, 10-12 weeks from sowing
Height
30cm (12in)
Group/Species
minus
Common name
Nasturtium
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Sow 2cm deep indoors March-April and plant out after last frosts, or sow direct May-July, two seeds per station, 30cm apart, and thin to one. Semi-trailing habit.

Description

Sumptuous, glamorous, rich, almost-black nasturtium. Use as ground cover or in a container. It's good in salad and fantastic in smoked haddock fish cakes. Sow this in late spring for summer and autumn picking. It will lightly self-sow and will also attract white fly away from tomatoes and cucumbers.

Care Tips

Once established, nasturtiums need very little attention. If you feed them you will gain leaf at the expense of flowers, and too much watering will give the same result, so watering once a week if they are growing in pots should be sufficient.