'Tom Thumb Mixed' is a Garden nasturtium variety in the Tropaeolum genus with a scientific name of Tropaeolum majus. Tom Thumb Mixed is a variety of OP Garden nasturtium . Blooms typically mature to a diameter of 5.0 cm (1.95 inches imperial) and produce a Spicy fragrance, whilst displaying in these approximate colours: Dark orange and Canary yellow and Orange-red. The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 5. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Android robot green and Buff. Leaves appear approximately as a Ao green and Forest green (web) colour.
Tom thumb is a dwarf nasturtium and useful in pots and containers, as well as being less out of control in a smaller garden
Tom Thumb has bright green round leaves held on individual stalks. The flowers are shades of orange and yellow bright and jolly
Easy plant needing little attention
Tom Thumb Mixed Garden nasturtium is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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Pull off old flower heads to control self seeding and promote more budsTry to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Tom Thumb Mixed is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Tom Thumb Mixed are Zone 10 and Zone 11. Ideally plant in loamy, sandy and clay soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.1 and 7.8 as Tom Thumb Mixed likes to be in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.
Easy to germinate, sow direct, unless wanted for pots or containers. Use a 7cm pot with ordinary compost mixed 50% with grit or vermiculite for added drainageTry 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). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Tom Thumb Mixed about 14 days before your last frost date.
Choose a sunny well drained spot with poor soil or leaves will predominate
Easily self seeds
Useful as a cut flower for the house.
Petals are used as a spicy addition to salads
Seeds can be picked as an alternative to capers