Renee's Garden Nasturtium Climbing Spitfire (Heirloom)
Renee's Garden Nasturtium Climbing Spitfire (Heirloom)
Renee's Garden Nasturtium Climbing Spitfire (Heirloom)
Brand: Renee's Garden
Item Number: SWF4136

Renee's Garden Nasturtium Climbing Spitfire (Heirloom)

Fiery Red Background or Container Plant

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Nasturtium - Climbing Spitfire (Heirloom) - Tropacolum majus

Annual - Spitfire's brilliant, scarlet-red blossoms shine out amongst trailing lily-pad shaped green foliage and their nectar is adored by hovering hummingbirds. Train them up short trellises or tripods for a cascade of bright blossoms or use the abundant, fiery-colored spurred flowers and their handsome leaves as a perfect way to disguise neglected areas, soften fences or walls, or tumble from big containers. Both flowers and leaves are edible with a flavor reminiscent of watercress with a pinch of honey.

Soil & Water: Climbing nasturtiums are easy to grow in any well-drained soil. Fertilizer is usually not necessary and too much nitrogen will create bountiful foliage without much flowering. You'll need to train young plants onto their supports with loose ties, then they'll climb easily and bloom non-stop. Do not let plants dry out during blooming season.

Planting & Growing:To Start Outdoors: Sow seeds in spring, once all danger of frost is over, in full sun (or part shade in hot climates). Poke seeds into well-worked soil about 1" deep and 3 - 4" apart. Press soil firmly over the seeds and keep moist. When seedlings are large enough to handle, thin to stand 10" apart, or 6 - 8" apart if training seedlings up vertical supports. To Start Early Indoors: Sow 2 seeds in individual 4" pots of well-drained seed starting mix 3 weeks before last expected frost date. Cover 1" deep. Provide a strong light source. When seedlings have several sets of leaves, pinch out the weaker seedling leaving 1 seedling per pot. When weather is evenly in the 50's, gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions. Transplant as above in full sun.

Soil Temperature: above 50°F
Planting Depth: 1"
Germination: 9-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 4-6 feet
Sun/Shade: Full to Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 10-12"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 45-50 Seeds

While Renee's Garden seeds are not all certified organic, they do not sell treated or GMO seeds and have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge.”

Features

  • Attracts Beneficial Insects
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Container Compatible
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Edible Flower
  • Good Fall Color
  • Good for Beginners
  • Grow on a Trellis
  • Heirloom
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Useful for Ornamental

Characteristics

Bloom Season : Fall
Bloom Season : Spring
Bloom Season : Summer
Flower Color : Scarlet
Growth Habit : Vining
Life Cycle : Annual
Plant Usage : Attracts Beneficial Insects
Plant Usage : Attracts Birds
Plant Usage : Culinary Herb
Plant Usage : Ornamental
Planting Time : Spring
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Sun Requirements : Full Sun/Part Sun

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Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.125"W x 0.1"H

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