Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
Other Names - Garden Nasturtium, Indian Cress, Climbing Nasturtium, Oostindische Kers, East Indian Cherry.
Origins - Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, and other countries of South, and Central America.
Type - Annual (herbaceous).
Hardiness (see References, below) - Will grow in most Summer gardens.
Bloom - Summer, early Fall.
Vines will reach 6 ft (180 cm).
Cultivation - Most well drained soils. Average water needs, needs good exposure to full Sun.
Propagation - By seeds.
Other - Delicately fragrant, blooms; beautiful, and useful plant to have around.
All parts are edible. Flowers, and leaves are great in salads, and sandwiches (for recipe, please click on the bottom picture).
Mature seeds can be ground to use as seasoning. Young seed pods are sometimes pickled, to substitute capers.
Although called Nasturtium by common name, these plants do not actually belong to genus Nasturtium
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