Plants for Water Wise Pollinator Gardens: Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)

Plant family

Nasturtium (Tropaeolaceae)

Common Names



Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) is an annual plant native to higher elevations of Mexico and western South America. A distinctive feature is its long spur where nectar is concentrated.

Plants can be upright or trailing and grow to about 15 to 16 inches high and three or more feet if trailing.

Small to large showy flowers bloom in spring through summer and into fall depending on the climate. Cultivars are available …