Nasturtium Milkmaid Seeds

Nasturtium Milkmaid Seeds

Tropaoleum majus
Indian Cress

Product ID#: RN8380-8582

Additional Information

Harvesting Good for Cutting, Cut & Come Again
Growing Conditions Field Crop, Grows Well in Containers
Additional Characteristics Start Early for Transplants, Heat Tolerant, Easy to Grow
Flowering Month June, July, August, September
Garden Style Cutting / Cut Flowers, English Cottage, Kitchen Culinary, Romantic, Victorian, Woodland
Lighting Conditions Full Sun, Partial Sun
Seed Type Heirloom, Open Pollinated
Days to Maturity 80 Days
Stem Type Branching Stem
Plant Hardiness Tender
Plant Height 41 - 60 inches
Plant Lifecycle Annual
Plant Moisture & Climate Heat Tolerant, Well-drained
Plant Uses Cut Flower & Bouquets, Edible Flowers, Sustains Beneficial Insects, Attracts Friendly Pollinators, Patio Container Friendly, Bedding, Erosion Control, Landscape
Shape Filler Flower, Vine, Cascading
  • 1 packet

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Nasturtium Milkmaid is the most subtle of all the Nasturtium colors featuring petaled trumpet flowers in a soft cream color. Notably deer resistant, this trailing variety makes a wonderful addition to hanging baskets, window sill boxes and patio container plantings as it has a sweet pleasing aroma. Beloved since its introduction in the early 1880's, this long loved garden charmer was a favorite in the Victorian era and remains equally popular today for its soft, neutral, cream to pale yellow coloring. Your garden will stay abuzz as friendly pollinators love Milkmaid, especially zippy hummingbirds who will visit often to feed on the nectar. In the garden, they attract beneficial insects and can be used in vegetable gardening to trap aphids and deter white flies, protecting crops such as tomatoes, cucurbits, and brassicas. This tender flowering annual will grow in full sun to partial shade and can be trellised or grown as a ground cover. Plants grow 16" inches tall and trail 2' to 3' feet. Nasturtiums are an edible flower and make a lovely addition to salads, drinks and are frequently used as decorative garnishes on fancy dessert plates and cakes. The leaves are also edible and have a mild peppery flavor ideal for salad toppers and flavoring soups. Packet: 30 seeds.

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