Low-growing nasturtium "Alaska salmon-orange" - Tropaeolum majus var. nanum.
A variety with variegated leaves.
The bush is compact, erect, 20-30 cm high. Leaves with white spots. Flowers are arranged on top of the leaves. Blooms profusely from July to October.
Used for curbs, slope shelters, balcony boxes.
The plant prefers sunny or slightly shaded places, moderately fertile and moist soils. Seeds are sown in May in open ground, directly on the spot, in holes of three seeds. The seeding depth is 2 cm. At a soil temperature of + 25 ° C, seedlings appear on the 14-20th day. The distance between plants is 20-30 cm.
* If a hit parade of the popularity of garden flowers was held, then, undoubtedly, nasturtium would occupy one of the first places in it. It is difficult to find a garden where this flower does not meet. In addition, nasturtium is also a wonderful balcony plant. Probably everyone has heard about its unpretentiousness, but perhaps few know about the benefits for your garden and even for the table.
If you think that nasturtium is very commonplace and certainly not suitable for your garden, you are mistaken. This flower, like no other, will fit into almost any garden concept: fashionable, ecological or any other. It is no coincidence that nasturtium was one of the favorite flowers of Claude Monet, who occupied Giverny in his garden near Paris (the garden, by the way, has survived to this day).
Eng.: Nasturtium. Suom.: Pensasköynnöskrassi. Sven.: Buskkrasse.