Organic Nasturtium. Tropaeolum majus.
A non-native to Ireland annual flower, this is great because it won’t cross breed with our native species. It is easy to grow and low maintenance and a great flower for beginners to grow! This is the trailing variety. It is attractive to bees with it’s open flower and beautiful variable coloured flowers. It has deep green large leaves. It’s edible. Either it flows over walls, or the sides of planters or runs across the ground giving good cover. Said to help deter some pests.
How to grow
Sow seeds in March in large modules and transplant out when around 8cms tall after hardening off. Or sow outside in situ in April in a weed free seed bed. Sow at a depth of 2cm.
Likes full sun. Protect young seedlings and plants from slugs.
Favourite ways to USE them
For a beautiful display and really loved by bees and butterflies of all kinds.
Native to the Andes in south America.
Packet size = 4g (~30 seeds).