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PlantFiles: Nasturtium
Tropaeolum majus 'Alaska Salmon'

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

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Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Weezingreens 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!

Regional...

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

Seward, Alaska
Walsenburg, Colorado
Portland, Oregon



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