Nasturtium Tip Top Mix is a colorful blend of gold, orange, red, and yellow flowers on compact plants. This is a great variety for smaller gardens as the plants only grow 10-12″ tall. Unlike other nasturtium varieties with a vining growth habit, Tip Top Mix is a dwarf variety with a bush growing habit. This makes it a great option for hanging baskets, patio pots, raised beds, and other small gardens.
Nasturtium Tip Top Mix gets its name from the fact that the flowers sit on top of the foliage, providing a beautiful, showy display on the bushy plants. The plants are drought-resistant and do not require particularly fertile soils. Bloom production will usually being 8 weeks after planting and will continue until the first frost in fall.
Nasturtiums are a great addition to any garden and have many uses. They are well-known for their edible leaves and flowers which have a tangy, peppery taste. The blooms make a nice addition to salads and are frequently used by chefs to garnish and brighten dishes.
The beautiful flowers are also great for attracting bees, other beneficial insects, and even hummingbirds to your gardens. This is a great flower variety to interplant in the vegetable garden to attract bees and improve pollination on squash, cucumbers, melons, and other crops that require pollinators. They’ll also help to provide an all-natural source of pest control as they attract beneficial insects that prey on pests.
Nasturtiums are one of the easiest flowers to grow due to their drought-tolerance and ease of direct-seeding. While they can be grown from transplants, the seeds usually germinate easily through direct-seeding in rows or sprinkling in containers. Lightly cover the seeds with soil and keep the soil moist for optimal germination. Seeds will germinate best in soils that have warmed in spring.
Nasturtium Tip Top Mix Planting Information
Planting Method: transplant or direct seed
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1/2″
Seed Spacing: 6″
Row Spacing: 2′
Days to Maturity: 65
Disease Resistance: None