Watercress Herb Seed Packet | Seedmart Australia
Watercress Herb Seeds
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Watercress Herb Seeds


  • Grow as microgreens or mature plant.
  • Add a hot, pepper flavour to your dish.
  • Fast growing herb.
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Watercress Herb Seeds

Botanical name: Nasturtium officinale

Watercress is a perennial, hardy aquatic creeper that grows naturally in gently flowing streams, adorned with small white flowers throughout the summer. The young shoots and leaves are incredibly nutritious, boasting a spicy, peppery taste. Packed with health benefits, watercress is rich in vitamin A, C, calcium, iron, folate, and cancer-fighting compounds known as isothiocyanates. It’s a versatile herb used in salads, soups, and sandwiches. Watercress can thrive in ponds in full sun, very moist and partially shaded garden sites, or large, self-watering pots placed in the shade. Sow the seeds in spring or autumn. Suitable for all areas.

Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Perennial aquatic creeper
  • Plant Height: Varies based on growing conditions
  • Sow When: Spring, summer and autumn
  • Germination: 7 – 14 days @ 10-15°C
  • Depth: Surface sow; press seeds lightly into moist soil
  • Position: Full sun in ponds, partially shaded in garden sites, or shaded areas for potted plants
  • Soil Type: Moist, well-draining soil or aquatic conditions
  • Spacing: Plant shoots or transplant seedlings 15 – 30 cm apart
  • Details: Keep soil consistently moist; harvest young shoots and leaves regularly to encourage growth; suitable for both aquatic and terrestrial cultivation

Sowing Period for Watercress


Additional information

Weight 0.05 kg

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Product Specifications

  • Non-GMO seeds.
  • No chemical treatment.
  • Open pollinated.
  • Variety: Nasturtium officinale.
  • Seed count: Approx 4900/gram.
  • We do not ship to Tasmania due to quarantine restrictions.


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