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King Theodore Nasturtium

Flowers are a very bright mahogany red and held above bushy, 16 inch plants with a dramatically dark green foliage. Blossoms are a spicy addition to a salad.

30 seeds




Tropaeolum majus


Germination: 10-12 days, soaking seeds overnight aids germination

Seed Planting Depth: Sow 1/2” deep

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 2-4 weeks before the last frost. Provide 60-65ºF soil temperatures until germination. Using individual biodegradable peat/cow pots/paper pots helps to reduce root damage when transplanting. Transplant 8-10” apart after the last frost date.

Sowing Outdoors: 2 weeks before the last frost into early summer 

Spacing: 8-12”

Growth Habit:  Trailing

Height and Width: 14-16” x 14-16"

Light Needs:  Full sun 

Soil Needs:  Average, well-drained. An abundance of nitrogen in the soil promotes excess foliage with limited blooms

Approximate days to flower from seed: 55-65 days

Uses: Attracts pollinators, flower beds, containers, window boxes, hanging baskets, edible flowers and leaves, companion plant in the vegetable garden-brassicas, cucumbers, melons, squash, radishes, and tomatoes

Care: Low maintenance, minimal care required. Deadheading is not necessary but promotes vigorous blooms. When growing in containers they might need to be pruned back during the middle of the season to maintain their shape and watered more frequently

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Kathee K.
Homer, Alaska
poor germination rate

I was pleased with all the seeds I got from Pine Tree except for the nasturtium seed. This particular one had a germination rate of 1 in 12. Purchased other nastutium seed from other companies with a 90 to 95% germination rate. Soaked seeds as stated on package. Also piurchased Tip Top Apricot and it had poor germination of about 50%. Seeds I bought from other companies I did not soak and germination on those was within a week. Same soil, same depth, same method except for the soak so just wondering if those 2 varieties may be known for poor germination?

Pinetree Garden Seeds

Hi Kathee, I'm sorry that you had poor germination for the 2 varieties of Nasturtiums that you ordered. We do guarantee the germination of our seeds. I can offer replacements, or a credit or refund. I will contact you via email. Thanks for letting us know, Pinetree Garden Seeds