Nasturtium Seeds - Salmon Baby
- Seed Count: 10 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 55-65 days from planting
- Plant Type: Bushy, trailing habit
- Flower Color: Soft salmon hue
- Edible: Both leaves and flowers
- Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Preference: Well-drained, poor to moderate fertility
- Ideal Use: Garden borders, containers, and edible landscaping
History: Nasturtiums, originally from South America, have a long history of cultivation for their ornamental beauty and edible properties. The 'Salmon Baby' variety, with its unique salmon-colored flowers, is a relatively recent addition to the nasturtium family. It stands out for its vibrant color and compact growth, making it a favorite among gardeners who seek both aesthetics and functionality in their gardens.
Uses: 'Salmon Baby' Nasturtiums are not only visually appealing but also edible. The peppery-tasting leaves and the mildly spicy flowers add a unique flavor to salads, sandwiches, and garnishes. Their soft salmon color makes them an attractive addition to culinary presentations. In landscaping, they are perfect for adding a splash of color to borders, containers, and even as a ground cover.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Nasturtiums thrive in full sun to partial shade and prefer well-drained soil. They are adaptable to various soil types, though they bloom best in poorer soils. Sow seeds directly into the garden after the last frost, planting them 1/2 inch deep and about 10-12 inches apart. These plants require minimal care, growing well even in neglected areas. Regular watering is essential, especially in dry periods, but overwatering or rich soil can lead to more foliage than flowers. With their bushy and trailing habit, 'Salmon Baby' Nasturtiums will spread gracefully, adding charm and color to your garden space.