Nasturtium Alaska Salmon Orange Seeds Nasturtium Alaska Salmon Orange Seeds
Nasturtium Alaska Salmon Orange Seeds
Nasturtium Alaska Salmon Orange Seeds

Nasturtium 'Alaska Salmon Orange' Seeds

Charming, subtly coloured flowers and ornamental foliage
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Edible
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
RHS Garden Merit
  • Stunning blooms with prettily veined petals atop mounds of variegated foliage.
  • Easy-to-grow, top-performing hardy annual – worthy winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
  • Great for sunny beds and borders, patio containers, hanging baskets and window boxes.
  • Attracts pollinators and repels greenfly – a great companion for your veg and your roses.
  • Supplied as a packet of 25 (approx.) seeds ready to sow indoors or outdoors.
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Product Description

Beautiful five-petalled, softly coloured blooms and intricately marbled leaves are what make this nasturtium a superb choice to complement any garden scheme. The pretty salmon-orange flowers have darker veins flushing from their centres and stand above foliage that forms attractive, globe-shaped mounds.

A winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit, ‘Alaska Salmon Orange’ is noted for its reliability and good performance. This hardy annual is easy to grow and versatile, with a long flowering season from early June until the first frosts in October. They look fabulous when trained up a trellis or fence, tumbling out of window boxes and containers, or cascading over the sides of hanging baskets. Plant them as groundcover in a mixed border or rock garden, where they will add pleasing interest amid other flowers and foliage. They also look great as a cut flower in a natural arrangement.

A worthy addition to a kitchen garden, nasturtiums are loved by bees and butterflies, so are good for pollination. They will attract hover flies, which prey on aphids, so make a great companion for brassicas, pumpkins, radish, tomato and potatoes – even roses – to help control pests. When they die back they will replenish the soil, adding nutrients and minerals to help other plants thrive.

Being native to South and Central America, which were known as the Indies, the flowers were once commonly called ‘Indian cresses’. Indeed, the leaves and flowers are edible, with a pleasant, slightly peppery flavour reminiscent of watercress. Mix them into your salads and garnishes for a pop of extra colour and flavour, or add last minute to a stir-fry. They are rich in vitamin C, too.

Supplied as a packet of 25 (approx.) seeds ready to sow indoors in pots, from February to March, or outdoors from April to June directly where they are to grow. Nasturtiums will flower most prolifically in a sunny position in free-draining soil. They are drought tolerant but appreciate an occasional watering in warm weather. Regular dead-heading will encourage continuous flowering.

What Is Supplied

Item 760029 supplied as:

Supplied as a packet of 25 seeds (approx.) ready for sowing indoors or outdoors.

Flowers in the same year as sowing, from early June to October.
Grows to 30cm (12in) height and spread.
Flowers and leaves are edible (although should not be eaten by pregnant women or those with kidney disease).
Performance subject to growing conditions.
Origin UK.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Soak the seeds overnight before sowing to aid germination.
  • Do not feed nasturtiums as this will encourage leafy growth rather than flowers.
  • They do well on poor, hungry soils and can withstand fairly dry conditions.
  • Edible: Nasturtium flowers and leaves can be added to salads and stir-fries.

Care Guide

How to grow Nasturtium ‘Alaska Salmon Orange’

  • Nasturtiums thrive in sandy, well-drained soil in a sunny position.
  • Sow outdoors, April to June, where they are to flower, 1.5cm (½in) deep, directly into finely prepared soil that has already been watered. Sow two seeds together every 20cm (8in). Seedlings usually appear in 21-28 days.
  • Remove the weaker plant, which can be transplanted elsewhere if desired. Or sow directly into compost in containers, baskets or window boxes. Water well until young plants are established.
  • Or sow indoors, February to March, for earlier flowers, 1.5cm (½in) deep, individually in small pots of compost.
  • Keep moist. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 30cm (12in) apart, or into containers, baskets or window boxes, when frosts are over.

Aftercare

  • Keep well-watered but allow the soil to dry out in between watering.
  • Allow foliage to die back after the flowering season is over as this will add valuable nutrients to the soil.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Planting Time
Flowering Time
Sowing Time
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
30cm
30cm
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Nasturtium 'Alaska Salmon Orange' Seeds
Nasturtium 'Alaska Salmon Orange' Seeds
25 Seeds
Item: 760029
Only £2.99