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Garden nasturtium 'Fiesta Blend'     

Tropaeolum majus

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Fiesta Blend is a variety of Garden nasturtium which is a member of the Tropaeolum family. Its botanical name is Tropaeolum majus 'Fiesta Blend'. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Deep peach and   Dutch orange and   Chrome yellow. Leaves usually appear in   Dark spring green colour.

Edible flowers and leaves that make a very pretty addition to the vegetable garden where they will deter rabbits and attract hummingbirds. A spicy feast for your eyes and salad bowl.1

Fiesta Blend grows as an Annual/Perennial and is a Flower. Being an annual / perennial, it tends to grow either as a single season plant, or a plant that can stay in your garden for many years. Fiesta Blend is known for growing with a ground cover-like habit to a height of approximately 40.64 cm (that's 1.32 feet in imperial). This variety tends to bloom in early summer.

Fiesta Blend Garden nasturtium is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

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

How to grow Fiesta Blend

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Nasturtiums grow well in dappled or partial sun especially in Florida USDA zone 9. They like it fairly dry so water sparingly except when the sun is too hot when they need extra water. They can be grown in containers and are a good addition to the border.

Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Fiesta Blend is generally regarded as a hardy plant, 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. Fiesta Blend needs a loamy, sandy and clay soil with a ph of 6.1 to 7.8 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Fiesta Blend 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 Fiesta Blend about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Fiesta Blend

As the seedlings develop, thin to achieve a final spacing of 25cm.

Fiesta Blend is hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Fiesta Blend

Harvest when there is plenty of leaves and flowers. Leave some flowers to go to seed, then the seeds can be harvested for use or for starting more plants.

Other Names for Garden nasturtium 'Fiesta Blend'

Nasturtium

Footnotes

1 Botanical Interest seed packet