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Nasturtiums: Tropaeolum majus 'Copper Sunset'

Botanical name: Tropaeolum majus 'Copper Sunset'

Common name: nasturtium

also known as (garden nasturtium, Indian-cress, greater Indian-cress)

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Photo credit: Renee's Garden
Nasturtiums: Tropaeolum majus 'Copper Sunset'
Nasturtiums: Tropaeolum majus 'Copper Sunset'
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Soil: dry, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
  
Zones: 9a thru 11a
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
annual
Category:   
Attributes:

butterfly attracting, hummingbird attracting, edible

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description for "Nasturtiums: Tropaeolum majus 'Copper Sunset'"

These free flowering mounding plants adorn themselves with spurless semi-double blooms in warm vibrant shades of coppery-red, like the glowing embers of a vivid summer sunset. Shining above deep green, lily pad-like leaves, 'Copper Sunset' blossoms act as welcoming beacons for hungry hummingbirds and are perfect for filling garden beds or baskets. Use their edible leaves and flowers in the kitchen as spicy-tasting garnishes for sandwiches, salads and seafood. These mounding garden nasturtiums are reliable and easy to tuck into any well-drained spot. Except in very poor soil, nasturtiums will grow and bloom readily with no added fertilizer. Carefully thinned to proper spacing, they are a perfect disguise to cover fading bulb foliage in late spring and their softly draping leaves and vivid flowers will quick fill garden beds or containers. – edited by dtd pbcouchman

History:

Tropaeolum majus is native from Columbia to Bolivia.

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