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Nasturtiums: Tropaeolum majus 'Moonlight'

Botanical name: Tropaeolum majus 'Moonlight'

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

climber, butterfly attracting, hummingbird attracting, edible

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‘Moonlight’ nasturtiums are lovely climbing nasturtiums with charming soft primrose yellow flowers and bright green foliage, much different than the usual bold and brassy color mix. They grow easily in any well-drained soil and will gracefully disguise neglected areas or climb up a fence, trellis or wall, providing a summer arbor of pretty lily-pad shaped leaves and long-spurred flowers. As a wonderful bonus, both the bright flowers and leaves are deliciously edible with a spicy watercress flavor. 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. Plant ‘Moonlight’ nasturtiums with blue or crimson morning glories for a pretty vining duet. 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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