6 months to reach maturity
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!
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How to harvest Nasturtium 'Alaska Series'
Pick leaves, flowers and seeds as required.
How to propagate Nasturtium 'Alaska Series'
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.
Stem tip cuttings can be taken in summer.
Special features of Nasturtium 'Alaska Series'
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Nasturtium 'Alaska Series'
Grown for their brightly coloured flowers. Window boxes, bedding, edging, covering & banks. Suitable for coastal conditions.