Looking over the nasturtium seed selection available at Renee's Garden, who I got the 'Spitfire' seeds from for the SeedGROW project, I've narrowed the mystery nasturtium to 'Creamsicle.' The orange sherbet blooms look just like the ones pictured in Renee's seed catalog.
Nasturtium 'Creamsicle' looks like a beautiful sunset and I think compliments the fiery blooms of 'Spitfire' nicely. Unfortunately, I only grew one plant and that one has been battered by people stepping on it as it spills out into the sidewalk from the garden. There's not much of a chance that I'll be able to harvest seeds from this plant, but it has been nice to experience the blooms. It is a mounding nasturtium and the flowers set atop the foliage allowing them to be admired easily.
If you've read this blog before you may already know that nasturtiums are my favorite garden annual to grow. The seeds are large and easy to handle, the blooms are beautiful, the plants do great in poor soil and the leaves and blooms are edible. There aren't many other annuals that you can choose to grow in your garden that have all three qualities. Whether you choose the mounding nasturtiums or the "climbing" varieties, you can't go wrong growing a few nasturtiums in your garden.
Previous Posts on Nasturtiums:
Collecting Nasturtium Seeds Video.