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botanical name:
Tropaeolum majus 'Alaska'
Tropaeolum majus 'Alaska' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Nasturtium 'Alaska', Indian cress
family:  Tropaeolaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.30m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: semi-prostrate
leaf colour: green
flower colour: orange
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 3°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Popular, compact bushy annual with rounded leaves speckled and splashed with creamy white. The single flowers are in shades of yellow, orange and red, borne over a long period from summer to autumn.

Sow seed in March or April.

Leaves and flowers are edible.

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