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Garden nasturtium 'Alaska Mix'      

Tropaeolum majus

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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.

A type of Flower, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Alaska Mix is known for growing with a mound-forming habit to a height of approximately 40.64 cm (that's 1.32 feet in imperial). This variety tends to bloom in early summer.

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.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Alaska Mix have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Alaska Mix

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Alaska Mix likes a position of partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Alaska Mix is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 10 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil is loamy, sandy and clay and has a ph of between 6.1 and 7.8 as Garden nasturtium is a weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil loving plant.

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.

Other Names for Garden nasturtium 'Alaska Mix'

Alaska Mixed

Latest Garden nasturtium 'Alaska Mix' Reviews

  • Looks great.

    4 stars

    greadygranny about growing Garden nasturtium 'Alaska Mix'
  • Everyone should have these. So many benefits. Plant around fruit trees to deter bugs from climbing. They draw beneficials but keep away pests. They are edible too. Pretty addition to salads and garden

    5 stars

    FaithAbounds about growing Nasturtium
  • Not my absolute fave Nasturtium, but I really enjoy the marbled foliage and am growing an Alaska variety again this year. Recommended.

    3 stars

    angelchrome about growing Nasturtium 'Alaska Mix'

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Footnotes

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