Tropaeolum minus ‘Salmon Baby’
DWARF SALMON NASTURTIUM
Tropaeolum minus ‘Salmon Baby’ has flowers of the most delicious salmon pink-apricot colouring.
Which are beautifully contrasted against dark foliage.
Both flowers and leaves also have a delicious spicy flavour.
Delicious salmon pink-apricot colour & spicy flavour
But little ‘Salmon Baby’ is a dwarf and compact Nasturtium plant.
So it is perfect for small gardens or pots, as it does not sprawl about, climb or run.
And can be cheerfully planted in the veggie patch without it hogging all the space.
It is brilliant in a hanging basket outside the kitchen door.
Good for salad & vases
‘Salmon Baby’ is a prolific bloomer, so gardener/cooks can enjoy those cheery blooms all through spring summer and autumn – in the garden, in the vase, as well as the kitchen.
The flowers, leaves, plus the young seed pods, are all deliciously edible.
And add a spicy, peppery flavour to salads and cooking, as well as vivid colour contrast.
So seed pods are sometimes knick-named “False Capers”, and you can certainly use them as you would Capers.
Plus the flowers make such a colourful, as well as edible, garnish for any dish.
Try ‘Salmon Baby’ petals with strawberries – yum for the taste buds and the eyes.
Easy, low maintenance & water-wise
Tropaeolum minus ‘Salmon Baby’ grows in Full Sun to Part Shade.
It prefers soil on the poorer side rather than rich soil, otherwise it may grow lavish leaves and less flowers.
And once it is established ‘Salmon Baby’ requires little water and is a water-wise and drought resistant plant.
So it is easy and rewarding to grow and low maintenance once established in the garden or pot.
Quick & easy from seed
Tropaeolum minus ‘Salmon Baby’ is quick and easy to germinate from seed, both sown directly in the garden as you would sow peas. Or raised in small pots indoors so you get a flying start before the frosts have disappeared.
From seed to flower is approx. 10 weeks.
30cm. High in delicious salmon flowers x 25cm Wide of equally delicious dark foliage.
Annual. Grows as a rounded mound with no runners.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Suitable for beginners, kids & veggie plots
Seed can be sown at any time – directly into the garden as you would sow peas / or in punnets indoors for quick and early results.
First soak the seeds overnight in a glass of warm (not boiling) water, then sow.
INDOORS: Sow seed into small pots filled with good quality compost.
Then cover the seed with mix to the same depth as the diameter of the seed.
Moisten the punnet thoroughly from below, by soaking in a shallow water bath until the surface of the mix is moist.
Place the punnet in a well-lit, warm place such as a window sill (not in direct sunlight), or on a heat mat if you have one.
Nasturtium seeds love warmth to germinate rapidly.
Temperatures of 15-20 degrees C. are optimum for rapid germination.
Seedlings will emerge in 10-12 days.
SEED COUNT: 10 seeds per pack.
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