A South American trailing plant with round leaves and bright orange, yellow, or red edible flowers that is widely grown as an ornamental.
- ‘The garden is full of marigolds, pansies, dahlias, primulas and nasturtiums, as well as shrub roses and climbers.’
- ‘For great foliage and color contrast, plant yellow nasturtiums around the outer rim of the planter.’
- ‘Examples of these are ivy (the variegated types look very pretty), trailing lobelia, nasturtiums and ivy leaf geraniums.’
- ‘These could be interspersed with edible flowers, trailing nasturtiums and orange Calendula would be musts.’
- ‘Edible flowers, such as nasturtiums, pansies, violets, and calendulas, are also good.’
Old English, from Latin, apparently from naris nose + torquere to twist.