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.