Cup of Sun
Cup of Sun grows easily and quickly so plants are soon covered with cheerful flowers in the sunshine colors of bright lemon-yellow, gold touched with toasty orange and a pastel yellow that fades to soft cream. Masses of these perky blossoms shine above the foliage, providing long-lasting garden cheer, while the waterlily-shaped leaves drape gracefully to soften garden edges. Plant these sunny flowers to light up your garden beds, borders or patio containers all season.
TO START EARLY INDOORS
Sow 2 seeds each in individual 4-inch pots of well-drained seed starting mix 3 weeks before last expected frost date. Cover 1 inch deep. Provide a strong light source. When seedlings have several sets of leaves, pinch out the weaker seedling, leaving 1 per pot. When weather is evenly in the 50°F (10°C) range, gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions. Transplant seedlings into the garden 10 inches apart in full sun.
These mounding nasturtiums are reliable and easy to tuck into any well-drained spot. They are a perfect disguise to cover fading bulb foliage in late spring. Their softly draping leaves and sunny flowers will quickly fill garden beds or containers. In mild winter climates, sow seeds again by mid-June for late summer blooms. Leaves and flowers are tasty additions to salads and sandwiches.