- botanical name: Tropaeolum
- height 12-14″
- spacing 8-12″ apart
- full sun tolerant, partial shade
- poor-average soil
- flower color gold
- uses in garden: as a border, great in containers, cut foliage, as an edging, mass plant
- use in salads, on sandwiches
- attracts hummingbirds
*Please note: We accept plant orders at any time of the year and if you prefer to place an order outside our regular shipping months of April-May, ordering is still easy. “Why we only ship in April and May”
Due to the nature of shipping live plants, when you place an order, we will simply hold your order and ship it at the proper time for your zone, when weather permits in April 2014. Seed packets are shipped year round through USPS.
For more information see our “Ordering and Shipping Policy.”
**This variety is currently unavailable.**
Nasturtium ‘Tip Top Gold’ gives bright golden flowers all summer long. Its mounding and semi-trailing habit makes it the perfect complement in window boxes, pots or tumbling over a wall. In addition to being able to eat the flowers, you can eat the leaves that have a spicy, peppery or radishy flavor.
Easy to care for. Plant Tip Top Gold in full sun to partial shade in well-drained, but not especially rich soil. High nitrogen levels will promote more foliage rather than flower production. Does best where summers are cool. Nasturtiums have average watering needs; don’t over water. They will tolerate poor, dry soil.
Recommended planting method: outdoors – sow seeds two weeks before the last frost, 1/2 inches deep, 6 inches apart. Cover seeds with soil as they require darkness to germinate. Germination 7-14 days. Thin seedlings after they have their first true leaves, spacing plants 8-12 inches apart. Days to bloom 55-65.
Harvest when flowers are fully open. You can harvest the leaves at any time. Collect seed head/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry. Or allow seed heads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds.