Whirlybird 7-Color Blend Nasturtium

×

Whirlybird 7-Color Blend Nasturtium

Tropaeolum minus
(60 days) Has large spurless upward-facing flowers borne above the foliage. Compact non-trailing plant habit. Recommended for commercial growers. Edible flowers with spicy sweet fragrance lend a peppery-sweet taste to salads, with each color adding contrast and subtle variations in flavor. Round leaves also edible. 12" plants. Annual.


5295 Whirlybird 7-Color Blend
Item Discounted
Price
A: 2g for $2.00  
sold out
B: 6g for $4.50  
sold out
C: 24g for $9.00  
sold out
D: 1lb for $70.00  
sold out
Log in
to start or resume an order

Additional Information

Nasturtium

Annual. The name literally means ‘twisted nose,’ from the Latin nasus for nose and tortus for twist. Edible flowers with a spicy sweet fragrance lend a peppery-sweet taste to salads, with each color adding contrast and subtle variations in flavor. Round leaves also edible, and seeds can be pickled to make “capers.” Formerly used as a remedy against scurvy.

Culture: Blooms keep coming if cut, needs moisture and cool temperatures for optimal blooming. Intolerant of frost. Germinates in 7–10 days at 65°. Cover the seed. Avoid excess nitrogen, but don’t relegate nasties to the worst soil. Likes full sun. Start indoors or direct seed after last frost. ~6 seeds/g.

Flowers

All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.

Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.