Nasturtium
Tropaeolum majus 'Peach Melba'

Family: Tropaeolaceae
Genus: Tropaeolum (tro-PEE-oh-lum) (Info)
Species: majus (MAY-jus) (Info)
Cultivar: Peach Melba

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Leandro, California

Nantucket, Massachusetts

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Portland, Oregon

Norfolk, Virginia

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
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Positive

On Jun 10, 2009, lehua_mc from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Can't say I think there is anything "dwarfish" about this plant! Robust, distinctive foliage makes this an absolute keeper in my garden. If you have a sunny spot to fill, this is it! I must admit however that there is nothing "peachy" about the color. I've gotten pale yellows, and an occasional deeper yellow orange.

Neutral

On Aug 18, 2006, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

I liked the soft yellow color of the flowers (they were pale yellow and not peach in my garden), but this is the weakest nasturtium I've grown. It was slower growing than other nasturtiums, and had paler foliage, weaker stems, and very few flowers. A nice pastel addition to the nasturtium color palette, but not vigorous enough to be worth growing in my opinion.

Positive

On Nov 21, 2005, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:

I don't know if I liked it. It's pale flowers were individually unique, or, depending on how one looks at it, not uniform. It was certainly a dwarf, and was self-fertile. A good plant for pastel lovers, but compost for believers in strong color.