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Nasturtium 'Bloody Mary' (Tropaeolum minus)

Flowers vary from one plant to the next between primrose yellow with a crimson splotch and delicate veining, to almost all crimson with primrose contrasting markings.
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25 seeds

Delivery:

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Half-Hardy Annual
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - October
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

Flowers vary from one plant to the next between primrose yellow with a crimson splotch and delicate veining, to almost all crimson with primrose contrasting markings, the other way round. We use this more than any other for salads — they really stand out in the bowl.

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.