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Nasturtiums: Tropaeolum majus 'Spitfire'

Botanical name: Tropaeolum majus 'Spitfire'

Common name: Nasturtium

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

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Photo credit: Renee's Garden
Nasturtiums: Tropaeolum majus 'Spitfire'
Nasturtiums: Tropaeolum majus 'Spitfire'
Nasturtiums: Tropaeolum majus 'Spitfire'
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at a glance

Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
  
Zones: 9a thru 11a
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
annual
Category:   
Attributes:

climber, hummingbird attracting, edible

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description for "Nasturtiums: Tropaeolum majus 'Spitfire'"

'Spitfire' has brilliant, scarlet-red blossoms that shine out amongst trailing lily-pad shaped green foliage and their nectar is adored by hovering hummingbirds. Train them up short trellises or tripods for a cascade of bright blossoms or use the abundant, fiery-colored spurred flowers and their handsome leaves as a perfect way to disguise neglected areas, soften fences or walls, or tumble from big containers. Both flowers and leaves are edible with a flavor reminiscent of watercress with a pinch of honey. 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. 'Spitfire's' glowing blossoms are summer beacons for hungry hummingbirds. - edited by dtd pbcouchman

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