Nasturtium
Tropaeolum majus 'Alaska Salmon'

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

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Variegated

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Seward, Alaska

Walsenburg, Colorado

Portland, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 29, 2005, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

Selecting this lovely salmon-colored nasturtium from the 'Alaska' variegated nasturtiums is not only a beautiful choice, but also a clever marketing ploy. Just as that delicious fish flourishes in Alaska, so does the flower!