Tropaeolum majus 'Alaska Mixed'

Tropaeolum majus ‘Alaska Mixed’

Nasturtium

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Tropaeolum majus 'Alaska Mixed'
  • Common name: Nasturtium
  • Family: Tropaeolaceae
  • Plant Type: Annual, Herb, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Silver

Nasturtiums are easy to grow, vigorous annuals with large disc-shaped leaves that smell like capers and bright flowers from mid-summer onwards. They’re a magnet for bees and can be used to lure small and large white butterflies away from brassica crops.

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The Alaska Series of nasturtiums is rather special because the leaves are conspicuously marbled in green and white. The vivid, multicoloured blooms add to the display. Tropaeolum majus ‘Alaska Mixed’ has flowers in the range of yellow, orange, mahogany or cream, making very attractive, dwarf plants. The flowers can be eaten in salads and the immature seeds pickled and used like capers.

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Grow Tropaeolum majus ‘Alaska Mixed’ in well-drained soil in full sun. Sow seed direct from mid-spring.

How to grow Tropaeolum 'Alaska Mixed'

  • Plant size

    20cm height

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Tropaeolum 'Alaska Mixed' and wildlife

Tropaeolum 'Alaska Mixed' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It is a caterpillar food plant and has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Tropaeolum 'Alaska Mixed' poisonous?

Tropaeolum 'Alaska Mixed' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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