Variegated foliage and 4 bloom colors
One of the most elegant nasturtiums we have ever had the pleasure to grow, Jewel of Africa has richly-colored blooms in 4 colors and cream-striped foliage. Together the leaves and flowers create a striking, almost wildly vibrant mix for garden or container.
A classic name in nasturtiums, Jewel of Africa is simply unbeatable for rich color and variation on every leaf and bloom. This 4- to 5-foot vining plant is just the right size to tumble from a hanging basket or twine up a small trellis or patio tub. It can even be allowed to trail along the ground, carpeting the garden in color.
The pale green leaves are splashed with cream, often developing this variegation late in the season. No two leaves will be just alike. And the flowers are almost as unpredictable—you get cream, yellow, peachy pink, and scarlet all on a single plant, many with blotches or markings near the base of the petals. Magnificent!
Both the blooms and the foliage are edible, with a delicious peppery flavor perfect for salads and garnishes. You will want to grow Jewel of Africa in the herb and vegetable garden, where it repels destructive pests such as aphids, beetles, whiteflies, and squash bugs. It’s your edible crops best friend!
The heaviest flowering will usually occur in cool weather, but this annual loves sunshine. It grows rapidly and easily from direct-sowing. Select a sunny spot in any garden soil, even poor dry ones, and begin growing one of the most beautiful, useful, and rewarding annuals you will ever see! Jewel of Africa is a marvel that every garden deserves.
Packet of 25 seeds
(P)Pkt of 25 seeds
Variety:’Jewel of Africa’
Item Form:(P)?Pkt of 25 seeds
Bloom Start to End:Early Summer – Late Fall
Seeds Per Pack:25
Plant Height:4 ft – 5 ft
Plant Width:5 ft
Bloom Size:2 in
Additional Characteristics:Bloom First Year,?Butterfly Lovers,?Cool Season,?Direct Sow,?Easy Care Plants,?Edible,?Flower,?Free Bloomer,?Pest Fighter,?Repeat Bloomer,?Variegated
Bloom Color:Cream,?Dark Orange,?Mix,?Red,?Yellow
Foliage Color:Cream,?Light Green,?Variegated
Light Requirements:Full Sun
Moisture Requirements:Dry,?Moist,? well-drained
Resistance:Disease Resistant,?Drought Tolerant,?Heat Tolerant,?Humidity Tolerant,?Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance:Normal,? loamy,?Poor
Uses:Baskets,?Beds,?Containers,?Cuisine,?Foliage Interest,?Ground Cover,?Ornamental,?Outdoor,?Vines and Climbers