Phoenix Nasturtium - Open Pollinated Seeds
This type of nasturtium is truly unique. With a colour pallet of golds, orange and firey reds, it also has a unique split petal with sawtooth edges.
It is a beautiful trailing plant that does well in containers and hanging baskets. The cheery flowers are excellent pollinators attracting birds, butterflies and bees.
All parts of the nasturtium are edible, providing a somewhat peppery bite.
Days to Maturity 45
Packet Contains 25
Growing Nasturtium - Benefits and Instructions
Benefits of Growing Nasturtiums
Medicinal- As well as boosting the immune system and helping to prevent coughs, and cold nasturtium can act as a natural expectorant. A cup of tea made from nasturtium is an excellent way to get rid of mucus that causes coughing and breathing troubles. Drink a few cups a day with some honey and you should soon be breathing more easily.
- Nutritional Profile - High vitamin C content.
Use in: Salads, fresh eating, decorate baked goods, tea, infuse cocktails.
Harvesting nasturtiums is as easy as picking flowers and leaves as you need them. Flowers can be eaten as buds or in full bloom. Nasturtium seeds can also be collected easily in late summer or early fall when the plants start to die down. Make sure seeds are completely dry before storing them.
Use flowers and leaves within 24 hours of picking for peak freshness. May keep upto 3 days in a sealed container in the fridge.
Brassicas, dill, pumpkins, spinach, zucchini, tomato, potato, beans, carrots.