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Nasturtium 'Whirlybird Cherry'

Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress

Half-hardy Annual

Low mounds covered with a mass of bloom. The semidouble cherry rose flowers are carried well above the foliage and face upwards so all are visible. Ideal for bedding, borders, tubs, containers etc. Flowers can be cut for unusual floral decorations. Flowers summer/autumn. Height 30cm (12in).


Culinary note: The peppery flavour of the leaves and colourful flowers will enrich salads and the unripened seeds can used like capers – delicious combined with cream cheese or butter in canapés. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden, cottage gardens, exotic garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Sowing Months:
March, April, May
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £2.29 £0.99

Sow outdoors where they are to flower. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sow 20mm (¾in) deep, in rows 30cm (12in) apart.
For earlier flowering: Sow seed, 1cm (½in) deep, 3 seeds per 7.5cm (3in) pot, in free-draining, damp seed compost. Place at 20-29C (68-86F) until after germination. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions before planting out after risk of frost. Before planting into containers, ensure plants are well rooted in their pots.

Thin out seedlings to 15cm (6in) apart. They will grow in most soils but prefer poor dry soils and full sun. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions and plant out after all risk of frost has gone.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

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