Tropaeolum majus. This is an easy-to-grow compact nasturtium for gardens and planters. Jewel Mix produces colourful double blooms of light yellow, orange and deep red. A hardy annual, Jewel Mix will flower all summer long in full sun or partial shade. The bright flowers produced by Jewel Mix nasturtium seeds are held well above the foliage for an impressive colour display. Even before the plants bloom, the foliage is very decorative. The edible flowers can be torn over salads to add colour to summer meals. Try freezing some torn Nasturtium flowers in ice cubes for fancy drinks. Jewel Mix Nasturtium seeds can be planted in window boxes, hanging baskets or raised beds, and grow to a height of 40cm (16"). Suitable for xeriscaping.
The annual flowers in this group have been called many colourful names, including Bitter Indian, Canary-bird vine, Canary-flower, Indian cress, Monk’s cress, Flame flower, and plain old Garden nasturtium. Nasturtiums thrive in poor to average, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Grown in full sun, you might consider using some rocks around the plants to prevent their roots from getting too hot. In partial shade, plants tend to have larger leaves and a more sprawling habit. Keep watered during dry weather, and do not fertilize. Follow these How to Grow Nasturtiums as colourful companions for your Brassicas, cucumbers, melons, radishes, and tomatoes.