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Nasturtiums: Tropaeolum majus 'Amazon Jewel'

Botanical name: Tropaeolum majus 'Amazon Jewel'

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 'Amazon Jewel'
Nasturtiums: Tropaeolum majus 'Amazon Jewel'
Nasturtiums: Tropaeolum majus 'Amazon Jewel'
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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Zones: 9a thru 11a

climber, butterfly attracting, hummingbird attracting, edible

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‘Amazon Jewel’, a spellbinding nasturtium, offers unusual variegated vining foliage and brilliant spurred blossoms in exotic and unusual shades of pumpkin, painted peachy-rose, ruby, gold and pale lemon. The single scented flowers shine out from among lily-pad shaped leaves splashed with patterns of emerald green and creamy white. The effect is a trailing jungle of gemstones as ‘Amazon Jewel’ meanders gracefully to cover bare spots, adorn fences or cascade from containers, filling the garden with vibrant color. Climbing nasturtiums are very reliable and easy to grow in any well-drained soil. Help them to get a start twining onto their supports, then they’ll climb easily and bloom non-stop. Do not let plants dry out during blooming season. Pair the variegated tropical looking foliage and bright flowers of ‘Amazon Jewel’ with soft primrose yellow ‘Moonlight’ for a lovely vining combinations. In mild winter climates, sow seeds again in early July for late summer blooms. Leaves and flowers are tasty, peppery additions to salads and sandwiches. – edited by dtd pbcouchman


Tropaeolum majus is native from Columbia to Bolivia.

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