Tropaeolum majus. Commonly called Indian Cress. Annual Morning Sun to Partial Shade Height: 10-14” Widths: 12”
Upward facing, semi-double blossoms in a showy range of red shades. Free-blooming spicy-sweet flowers bloom in the fall and early spring. Nearly blue green leaves in low compact mound covered with a mass of blooms, a sturdier nasturtiums than others. The semi-double flowers are carried well above the foliage and face upwards so all are visible. Ideal for bedding, borders, tubs, containers etc.
In the Garden
This plant doesn’t require a lot of maintenance and is a fast grower. Provide moist, well-drained soil in full sun. T. majus flowers best when grown in lean soil. These annuals are native to South America. They are suitable for garden edges, herb gardens, covering banks, hanging baskets, and other containers. Attracts Butterflies; Fragrant Flowers; Self Seeds; Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage.
Beautiful red blooms used in cream cheese dips look beautiful around the holidays. The leaves and flowers are edible. Use ‘other’ nasturtium plant uses.