Watercress

Nasturtium spp.

Yellowcress, Water cress, Yellow cress

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A close up of some white Nasturtium flowers and green leaves
profile iconNasturtium officinale BOGA
by MurielBendel (CC BY-SA 4.0)
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The genus Nasturtium has recently undergone reclassification, many species typically associated with this genus have been moved to the genus Tropaeolum, however they are still commonly referred to as Nasturtiums. This genus contains 4 species in the cabbage family, Brassicaceae. They produce delicate 4-petalled white flowers and edible green leaves. These plants are commonly known as Watercress or Yellowcress, the leaves have a tangy, peppery taste. Two of the most well-known species in this genus are Nasturtium microphyllum and Nasturtium officinale.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Personality

Family

Brassicaceae

Flower colour

White
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