Every salad should have edible nasturtium flowers. Fiesta Blend is a spicy feast of color with flowers in orange, yellow, and orange/peach bi-colors that brighten up hanging baskets and large containers. This beautiful plant is especially exquisite gracing a stone garden wall. The blossom petals are a festive addition to salads and pastas. Plant some in your vegetable patch to attract pollinators. Withstands coastal salty air.
• Botanical Name: Tropaeolum majus
• Family: Tropaeolaceae
• Native: South America
• Hardiness: Frost-sensitive, tender perennial usually grown as an annual; perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer.
• Plant Dimensions: 10"–12" tall
• Variety Information: 2"–2½" blossoms in shades of orange, yellow and orange/peach bicolors.
• Exposure: Full sun to part shade
• Bloom Period: Late spring to frost
• Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower, Rabbit Resistant
• When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Mild Climates: Sow in fall for winter bloom. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 55°–65°F.
• When to Start Inside: Not recommended. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Roots sensitive to transplant disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be directly planted in the ground.
• Days to Emerge: 7–14 days
• Seed Depth: ½"–1"
• Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8" – 12"
• Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 8" – 12"