Nasturtium 'Phoenix' / Tropaeolum minus / Dwarf Nasturtium Seeds

(Code: TH_098)
Nasturtium 'Phoenix' / Tropaeolum minus / Dwarf Nasturtium Seeds

An eye-catching Dwarf Nasturtium with split petals and ivy leafed foliage.  Plants flower in a rich mix of gold, orange and red shades from June/July to the first frosts.  These are great plants for containers and beds, spreading or trailing and growing to a height of about 30cm.  They attract lots of pollinating insects.

Nasturtiums prefer a sunny to part shaded spot and well-drained poorer soil with plenty of water.  The leaves and flowers are edible and add a hot water-cress flavour to salads. 

These are half-hardy perennials and in warmer gardens will die back in winter and re-grow in summer, but will die back in most UK gardens.  They self-seed in the right conditions.


Pack of 20 seeds.  Sow directly into the ground or into containers in spring.  Or start earlier indoors.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.

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Hardiness Hardy hardy perennial. mostly grown as an annual (RHS Hardiness H3)
Flowers June/July to the first frost
Height 20 - 30cm, spreading or trailing
Spread 30 - 40cm
Conditions  Sun to part shade and moist well-drained soils
Sow Sow outdoors directly in the ground in spring, from April to end May.  Prepare and rake the ground and sow 20mm deep.  Or sow indoors in early spring in a tray of moist seed compost.  Sow about 1cm deep and keep at 15-20C and germination takes 7-10 days. Pot up and grow on until ready to plant out into the garden in a sunny spot after hardening off.  
Grow Deadhead plants to prolong flowering.  Plants die down after flowering in the autumn when they should be removed or left to see if they survive the winter.  They will self-seed , but not overwhelmingly.