Beautiful flowers in shades of a cheery rose color will set this Nasturtium apart from others. Edible leaves and flowers. Annual Cherry rose Blooms Spring to fall. Full Sun, Partial Sun, 6"-12" tall. Heirloom. This compact variety is an excellent edging plant and good in pots or baskets. With edible leaves and flowers this Nasturtium will brighten up any salad. For a little winter color try growing these cheery flowers inside in a south window. Nasturtiums will help deter whiteflies, squash bugs, and rabbits.
Space your seeds 8-12 inches apart in the ground, and a little closer in containers. In zones with freezing temperatures wait until after the frost, and in the mild southern climates they can even be planted in the fall for "winter" blooming. I''ve found the trick with nasturtiums is to keep them watered during the entire growing season. Especially when they are in containers. They love full sun, but they don''t do well in drought-like conditions. As long as you keep them watered and give them room for the air to circulate they are a prolific flower. The soil shouldn''t be too rich because you will get more leaves than flowers. The soil can even be slightly sandy and they will thrive. You can use barrel planters, window boxes or porch boxes too. Pick the blooms freely once they start coming, and you will have many more during the summer