Alaska Mix is a popular variety of Garden nasturtium, which belongs to the Tropaeolum genus (Tropaeolum majus 'Alaska Mix'). Blooms appear in these approximate colours: American rose and Pastel yellow and Pastel orange. The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 5. Leaves appear approximately as a Android robot green and Cream colour.
Colorful, edible nasturtiums tolerate poor soils and heat or cold.
2-3" flowers of gold, orange, salmon and mahogany on compact plants with attractive variegated foliage. Flowers and tender young leaves add color and a peppery zip to salads. Colorful, edible nasturtiums tolerate poor soils and heat or cold. Big seeds are ideal for kids’ gardens.
As Alaska Mix Garden nasturtium is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.
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How to grow Garden nasturtium 'Alaska Mix'
Growing Alaska Mix from seed
If you soak the seeds in a glass of water overnight, before sowing them, they germinate a lot better!Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.5 inches (1.27 cm).
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Alaska Mix about 14 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Alaska Mix
As the seedlings develop, thin to achieve a final spacing of 25cm.Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Alaska Mix is a hardy plant.
Harvesting Alaska Mix
Harvest nasturtium leaves and flowers when the suply is plenty.
Garden nasturtium 'Alaska Mix' information
How long does Alaska Mix take to grow?
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When should I sow Alaska Mix?
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19 May 2011
Not my absolute fave Nasturtium, but I really enjoy the marbled foliage and am growing an Alaska variety again this year. Recommended.
Uses: Beds, Borders, Container
Bloom Duration: 10 weeks
The period from the time a plant starts to flower to the time the last flower on the plant fades (Bloom Duration): 10 weeks