Nasturtium Alaska Mix

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Alaska Mix:

These charming variegated nasturtiums have lily pad-looking leaves whose cream and green striped markings make a wonderful accent in the garden. The ornamental foliage is covered with cute flowers in bright gold, cheery orange, rich mahogany and salmon. Softly mounding, compact Alaska is an especially striking edging for flowerbeds or borders to contrast with green leaved plants. An attractive choice for showy patio containers, hanging baskets and window boxes.

Height: 12”/Spread: 48”           

Summer-Fall

Full to Part Sun

Size Available: 1801

Description

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The nasturtium is a cheerful and easy-to-grow flower! Their bold blooms and edible leaves, flowers and seedpods make them an especially fun flower for kids to plant and a favorite companion plant in the garden.  These lovely plants, with their unique greenery and vibrant flowers, grow well in containers or as ground cover around vegetable gardens.  In fact, they are often used as a trap crop in companion planting, drawing aphids and other garden pests away from the more valuable vegetables. Pests aren’t the only thing nasturtiums attract, however. They are also a favorite of pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds and their pretty fragrance makes them a good choice for cut-flower gardens, too.