Baby Rose

Quick Facts:

    • Hardy annual
    • Compact growth
    • Edible, rose-coloured flowers
    • Great for containers

Baby Rose

Description:

Tropaeolum minus. Baby Rose nasturtium features compact growth of dark green leaves that are interspersed with sharply bright, rose-coloured flowers. The plants form small mounds with some cascading, so they're lovely in containers and raised beds. The edible flowers come all summer long, particularly if spent flowers are removed. Baby Rose was a 2019 All Americas Selections winner.

Annual

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5g (approx. 45 seeds) FL3904A $5.39 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
15g (approx. 135 seeds) FL3904B $9.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
50g (approx. 450 seeds) FL3904C $21.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
250g (approx. 2250 seeds) FL3904D $69.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
1kg (approx. 9000 seeds) FL3904E $231.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
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Quick Facts:

    • Hardy annual
    • Compact growth
    • Edible, rose-coloured flowers
    • Great for containers

How To Grow

The annual flowers in this group have been called many colourful names, including Bitter Indian, Canary vine, Canary-flower, Indian cress, Monk’s cress, Flame flower, and plain old garden nasturtium. Nasturtiums thrive in poor to average, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. If growing in full sun, consider using some rocks around the plants to prevent their roots from getting too hot. In partial shade, plants tend to have larger leaves and a more sprawling habit. Keep watered during dry weather, and do not fertilize. Continue reading below for more tips on how to grow nasturtiums from seed as companions for Brassicas, cucumbers, melons, radishes, and tomatoes.

Latin
Tropaeolum majus & T. minus
Family: Tropaeolaceae

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Timing
Sow indoors in peat or coir pots 2-4 weeks before the last frost date. Better yet, direct sow from 1 week after last frost and repeat at 2 week intervals into early summer. Optimal soil temperature for germination: 12-18°C (55-65°F). Seeds will sprout in 7-12 days, perhaps longer outdoors.

Starting
Sow seeds 5mm – 1cm (¼”-½”) deep. If starting indoors, provide darkness during germination, followed by bright light. Space smaller varieties 15-30cm (6-12″) apart, and the big ones like Tall Single 60-90cm (24-36″) apart.

Growing
Nasturtiums thrive in poor to average, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Keep watered during dry weather, and do not fertilize. If aphids infest nasturtiums, cut off the infested growing tip and destroy it. Otherwise, a quick jet of water from the hose will dislodge and kill aphids.

Companion Planting
Nasturtiums make a good trap crop for aphids, and they deter whiteflies, cucumber beetles, and attract predatory insects. It is a good companion for Brassicas, cucumbers, melons, radishes, and tomatoes.

More on Companion Planting.