Tropaeolum azureum seeds -(Blue nasturtium)

$7.10

This climbing plant has very beautiful blue to deep blue-purple flowers with white throats. It is much sought after.

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Description

This is the climber that all gardeners would like to grow . It is a native from Chile. It has beautiful clear azure blue to purple blue flowers on a small vine which , when old enough smothers itself in flowers. It is a cool grower and likes to be well drained.

Sowing advice
Plant in autumn in good quality seed raising mix, in a pot with a depth of 18cm. Sow no more than 3 seeds per pot. Cover the seeds with a fine layer of sand. Tropaeolum azureum requires cold to germinate. Therefore, if you live north of the Waikato they will require some cold treatment:
Cover with a plastic bag and seal it. Place it in the less cold part of the refrigerator (usually fridge door or the vegetable compartment) for two weeks. Check them regularly and if they germinate before this period is over, take them outdoors. If they have not germinated after 2 weeks, take them outdoors for 2 weeks (without the plastic cover) and then repeat the refrigerator procedure.
If you live south of Auckland you can omit the fridge treatment.
They will germinate mid to late winter and should not be transplanted before the first year, after they have lost their foliage and have formed a tuber.They do not like to be disturbed once they have sprouted.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Family

Tropaeolaceae

Common Name

Blue nasturtium

Maximum Height

1.5 metres

Number of seeds in packet

approx 20