Watercress (100% True)

$199 USD

This is true Watercress (
Nasturtium officinale), a fast-growing perennial in the mustard family. Easy to grow and produces small, succulent leaves with tiny white edible flowers. A nutritionally dense, dark leafy green that’s great for a peppery snap in salads, wraps, and soups. As the name implies, this plant loves water, so keep the soil wet. Good for containers and hydroponic gardens.

  • Spicy and succulent
  • Prefers wet soil
  • Good for containers
  • Good for hydroponics


  • Botanical name: Nasturtium officinale
  • Life cycle: Perennial
  • Hardiness zones: 5-11
  • Planting season: Spring
  • Days to maturity: 50-60 days
  • Depth to plant seeds: 1/4" deep
  • Days to germinate (sprout): 5-15 days
  • Germination soil temps: 50F-60F
  • Spacing between plants: 8"-12" apart
  • Spacing between rows: 18"-24" apart
  • # of plants per sq. ft.: Appx. 1 plant per sq. ft.
  • Soil types: Clay, sandy, loamy, chalky, rich, wet, poorly drained
  • Soil pH: 6.5-7.5
  • Sun needs: Full sun
  • Water needs: High - keep soil saturated
  • Cold stratify: No
  • Frost tolerant: No
  • Heat tolerant: No
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Deer resistant: No
  • Culinary use: Yes
  • Medicinal use: Yes

Watercress is a leafy green known for its health properties.

  • Grows well in containers
  • Hardy to wet soil
  • Produces small, succulent leaves
  • Rapidly growing, perennial plant native to Europe and Asia
  • High in Vitamins A and C

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