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PlantFiles: Nasturtium
Tropaeolum majus 'Peach Melba'

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

8 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lehua_mc 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 rebecca101 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 ineedacupoftea 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.


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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