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
Group/Species majus
Variety Alaska
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Nasturtium
Border Position Ground Cover
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
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.
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  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Nasturtium 'Alaska' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Germinated well. The colours are wonderful.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Catherine

Slightly erratic germination with these but they’re catching up now and to be fair between my erratic watering and the very erratic weather and the slugs, they’ve actually done quite well. A small percentage of variegated plants too, just enough to keep the salads interesting!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Diana

Excellent quick service. Attractive design.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Peter