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Nasturtium 101

COMMON NAME:  nasturtium GENUS: Tropaeolum SPECIES: T.major; T. minor FAMILY: Tropaeolaceae BLOOMS: summer TYPE: annual DESCRIPTION:  Very colorful, five-petaled blossoms grow on short or trailing plants. The leaves are round and attractive. Blossom colors include red, pink, and yellow and hues in between. CULTIVATION:  Nasturtiums are very adaptable and can grow in poor soils and under drought conditions. They need

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Nasturtiums

Quick, easy and fun to grow, nasturtiums are suitable for garden edges and beds, climbing trellises, annual ground covers, hanging baskets and containers. Beauty and taste: their leaves, flowers, and seeds are all edible. Nasturtiums belong to the genus Tropaeolum, which includes some 50 annual or perennial plants. Tropaeolum is from the Greek tropaion, “trophy” because the leaves look like

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