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Nasturtium Tom Thumb mixed

A dwarf type of nasturium with red, yellow and orange flowers. Both flowers and leaves add extra flavour to any salad.
Dwarf nasturtium flowerNasturtium flower

Price: £2.50

Tropaeolum majus

Nasturtiums are an edible ornamental, whose flowers and leaves can both be eaten, adding exuberant colour and flavour to salads. Both flowers and leaves are pungent like rocket, horse radish, wasabi and cress – take your pick – while the flamboyant flowers are either red, yellow or orange, depending on which plants you grow.

The short stature makes the plants suitable for pot culture, though they can also be grown in the ground. It is a sun-loving annual adapted to the outdoors, and seed can be sown from spring onwards. The plants are vulnerable to attack by caterpillars and aphids (blackfly), so keep an eye out for the inevitable. Plants are cold sensitive, and will die down with the first frost.

The Tom Thumb varieties are an easily managed dwarf type that grow to about 25cm tall. "Tom Thumb mixed" has plants producing flowers of all three colours.

 Approximate number of seed per pack: 35