What are the pros? unique, pretty flowers
What are the cons? small flower to foliage ratio
I had trouble with germination of these seeds (probably less than 50% germination), but the ones that did germinated were pretty tough and stood up to uneven watering. The vines are very, very long, with smaller foliage than other nasturtiums, and it seemed to take forever for any blooms to appear. Each plant appears to be one long, slender, unbranching vine. They aren't at all "full," like other climbing nasturtiums. They almost seem to disappear into the surrounding plants (I planted mine on the tomato trellises). Maybe mine needed more direct sunlight and got too shaded?
It's September 6th, and the first flowers opened a few days ago, whereas I've had regular nasturtiums blooming for weeks and weeks. Also, the flowers were significantly smaller than I'd expected. If a regular nasturtium blossom is 1.5 to 2" across, these guys are about 3/4" across. The petals are very unusual and beautiful, almost orchid-like, and I intend to take them to the State Fair to show them off.
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