Nasturtium, a cute climbing flower

Nasturtium is a cute annual climbing vine that will gleefully decorate your hedges, fences, pergolas or low walls.

Main Nasturtium facts

Name – Tropaelum majus
 – Tropaeolaceae
 – annual

Height – 12 to 16 inches (30 to 40 cm) up to 13 feet (4 meters) for those climbing
Exposure – full sun

Soil – normal

Flowering – June to September
Care – none
Special characteristic – colored flowers: yellow, orange and red

Easy to care for and to grow, it can bear with all kinds of soils and climates.

Planting and sowing nasturtium

It is a good idea to sow the seeds in place after the last frost spells during the month of May.

No need to only plant a single color, your flower bed will be much more beautiful if you blend the different colors together.

You can also start sowing in a sheltered place as soon as March.

  • Summer watering must be regular but without excess.

All there is to know about nasturtium

Nasturtium is particularly well-known for its bee-attracting fragrance, but it also has medicinal properties used in many homeopathic treatments.

Native to North America, its brightly colored flowers will enliven the edges of your garden, and they will also highlight the shrubs you’ll be planting them under.

  • Nasturtium is an excellent way to fight against aphids.

Smart tip about nasturtium

Nasturtium is edible and can be used to spice up certain meals.

Both sweet and distinctly pepper-flavored, for example you can add them to arugula salad… delicious!