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Nasturtium officinale

Watercress

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Key information

Plant type

Herb

Flower colour

White

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by Lynn Keddie, copyright GAP Photos (160823)

Plant details

Watercress requires an aquatic environment. However, you can grow a crop by planting them in a boggy area of the garden that can be kept moist by regular watering. Its small, shiny, rounded leaves have a peppery flavour that tastes great in salads. Tiny white flowers appear in summer.

Family: Brassicaceae

Genus: Nasturtium

Species: officinale

Plant type: Herb

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 20cm

Spread: 45cm


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