Tropaeolum 'Alaska'

Nasturtium - Tropaeolum  'Alaska'

Common Name: Nasturtium
Genus: Tropaeolum
Cultivar: 'Alaska'

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: TenderHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Cream, Red, Orange, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, CreamFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Masses of funnel-shaped red, yellow, orange and cream flowers appear with the conspicuously splotched cream and green leaves. These colourful plants are perfect for the front of a sunny border or for filling a large pot on the patio. One of the easiest annuals to grow they put on a long display throughout summer and autumn.

  • Garden care: Soak the seeds overnight and then sow an early crop under glass in good seed compost, covering lightly. Maintain the temperature between 13-16C and water when necessary. When large enough to handle, pot on or acclimatise slowly and plant outside after all risk of frost has passed. Alternatively sow directly outside in mid to late spring. These plants flower best in poor soil so take care not to over-fertilise. Dead-heading regularly will also encourage an even better display.

  • Sow: March-June

  • Flowering: June-September

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