(Tropaeolum majus) Renee's EXCLUSIVE - This beautiful new trailing nasturtium offers a stunning cascade of color perfect for hanging baskets, window boxes or containers of any size. Firebird’s deep burgundy, warm pumpkin and rich coral colored blossoms float in striking contrast over lovely variegated lily-pad shaped leaves. Use these stunning nasturtiums to ignite your patio or walkway with color all summer long. Firebird’s edible blossoms taste like watercress with a hint of honey and make tasty and colorful additions to salads and seafood. Approx. 38 seeds/pack. Mature height 8-10 inches.
EASY TO START OUTDOORS: In spring once all danger of frost is over, sow seeds in full sun (or part shade in hot climates). Nasturtiums need no added fertilizer. Poke seeds into well-worked garden soil 1 inch deep and 3 to 4 inches apart. Press soil firmly over seeds and keep moist. When seedlings are several inches tall, thin to 6 inches apart, so plants can spread.
CONTAINER PLANTING: Use pots or baskets a minimum of 8 to 10 inches deep and 12 to 15 inches across, filled with fresh potting mix. Poke seeds in 1 inch deep and 1½ inches apart. When seedlings are established, thin to 3 inches apart, so plants can spread.
TO START EARLY INDOORS: Three weeks before last expected frost date, poke 2 seeds one inch deep into individual 4-inch pots of seed starting mix. Provide a strong light source. When seedlings have several sets of leaves, pinch out the weaker seedling, leaving 1 per pot. When weather reaches 50°(10°C). both night and day, acclimate to outdoor conditions. Transplant seedlings 6 inches apart in full sun.
GROWING NOTES: These lovely nasturtiums with handsome variegated leaves are easy to grow in any well-drained soil, They will quickly fill garden beds, planters or hanging baskets.