By: Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
Nasturtiums are a great blooming perennial flower, available in a range of bright colors. They grow as annuals in many areas. There are trailing types and varieties that grow upright. Both the blooms and foliage are edible with lots of decorative uses for the flowers. Seeds are edible as well.
Most gardeners grow these flowers without problems, but what if you find nasturtium won’t bloom in your garden?
There should be a simple reason as to why your nasturtium isn’t flowering. Let’s explore the possibilities.
If you’ve planted nasturtiums that aren’t flowering in your garden, attempt a repeat planting. You can continue to plant nasturtiums through early summer. Appropriate conditions are sandy soil, or any soil that is not too rich. Full sun, with afternoon shade in hottest parts of the country, produces big, beautiful blooms.
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Nasturtium is a climbing vine famous both for its blooms and for the speed with which it develops.
Name – Tropaeolum
Family – Tropaeolaceae
Type – climbing vine
Height – 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 meters)
Exposure – full sun
Soil – ordinary
Foliage – deciduous
Flowering – May to October
Caring for it is easy and it is guaranteed to produce a great decorative impact!