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Nasturtium 'Alaska Series'

Tropaeolum majus (Alaska Series)

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

50cm

20cm

Min

30cm

6 months to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Nasturtium 'Alaska Series' Overview

Nasturtium 'Alaska Series' are dwarf, bushy annuals producing summer flowers in cream, yellow, orange and red shades. These single flowers are contrasted and highlighted by the plants speckled cream and white lobed leaves. This plants compact habit makes it a great plant to grow at the front of borders or amongst vegetables, with the bonus of all parts of the plant being edible. Botanically known as Tropaeolum majus (Alaska Series), these plants have earnt a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Award of Garden Merit. They're also part of the RHS “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants that support pollinator populations by providing ample nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Nasturtium 'Alaska Series'

How to harvest Nasturtium 'Alaska Series'

Pick leaves, flowers and seeds as required.

How to propagate Nasturtium 'Alaska Series'

Seed

This species is hard to transplant, so it is best to sow seeds where you would like your plants to grow. Direct sow seeds from May until June. Plant two seeds together 2cm (1") deep, 20cm (8") apart. Germination should occur within 3 to 4 weeks. Remove the weaker plant and water regularly until the plant is established. Flowers should appear 4 to 5 months after sowing.

Cuttings

Stem tip cuttings can be taken in summer.

Special features of Nasturtium 'Alaska Series'

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Pot plant

Other uses of Nasturtium 'Alaska Series'

Grown for their brightly coloured flowers. Window boxes, bedding, edging, covering & banks. Suitable for coastal conditions.