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Tropaeolum majus Alaska Series (Nasturtium Tom Thumb) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Nasturtium 'Tom Thumb' (Tropaeolum majus 'Tom Thumb') Herb in 9cm Pot

Nasturtium is traditionally grown as a flowering annual herb for summer bedding gardens, Tropaeolum majus (Nasturtium) is, in fact, a culinary herb known as Indian cress.

In appearance, Nasturtium is a trailing annual herb plant and can be an excellent ground cover, Nasturtium produces a plethora of vibrantly coloured flowers which have a slight scent. These flowers can be orange, cream, yellow, red or mahogany, and can even have blotches on the petals. The flowers are followed by tiny green, round seed pods , which can be harvested as capers. Nasturtium will thrive in most soils and sun, although prefers poorer soil, as rich soil will promote leaf growth at the expense of flowers. Some gardens may even see Nasturtium self seeding. Often used in companion planting, Nasturtium will deter cucumber beetle and white fly, but is susceptible to aphid.

Herb Usage

The entire Nasturtium plant above ground can be eaten, with the leaves giving a peppery flavour to salads and the flowers make a colourful addition to salads, cold dishes, and vinegars.

Buy Nasturtium Online

Our potted Nasturtium Tom Thumb herb plants are generally available to buy online from April to September.

Tropaeolum majus Alaska Series (Nasturtium Tom Thumb) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Orange
Height 45cm
Spread 90cm
Latin Name Tropaeolum majus Alaska Series (V)
Hardiness RHS rating H3 - Half-hardy
Culinary Edible Flowers
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic Teas and Tissanes
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Companion Plant
Type of Garden Herb
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    Nasturtium Tom Thumb

    Posted by Allison Laird on 4th Jul 2022

    Although not as delightfully gaudy as 'Whirlygig', these plants are strongly growing, large, robust and in full vibrant golden yellow flower (not red like picture). When I planted them the largest white tailed bumblebee I've ever seen buzzed past my face and dove headlong into a golden flower. Approval doesn't get any better than that.

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    Nasturtium plant

    Posted by Judith Kelman on 14th Jun 2022

    Beautiful, healthy plant. Has got off to a good start immediately. Wonderful service. Cannot praise high enough.

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    Nasturtium Tom Thumb

    Posted by Patricia Spencer on 17th Jun 2021

    Lovely healthy bushy plant just coming into flower. Beautiful!