Hummingbirds Will Love These Pink Nasturtium Flowers
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Nasturtium flowers have been popular for decades for their edible peppery flavor and bright blooms. But this pink cultivar is a pollinator magnet!
Move over, classic orange! Baby Rose offers deep pink nasturtium flowers that pop from dark green foliage. And unlike most trailing, vining nasturtiums, it grows in a tidy mounding habit. Even better—hummingbirds and other pollinators love it!
Pollinator Benefits of ‘Baby Rose’ Nasturtium
Hummingbirds are drawn to this bright annual. Grow a few plants directly in the ground, in a pot or a hanging basket, and add a hummingbird feeder nearby to complete your backyard oasis. (Don’t know which one to choose? Take a look at our favorite types of sugar-water feeders). Watch for pollinators like bees and butterflies, as well. They’ll also seek out the pink nasturtium flowers for pollen and nectar.
Check out the top 10 annual flowers that attract hummingbirds.
Where and How to Grow Nasturtium Flowers
This annual grows just about anywhere in summer as long as it’s in a spot with full sun. Many gardeners choose to place it in a herb bed or a vegetable garden to add edible color to the plot. The plant’s upright habit with perky circular leaves also makes it suitable for borders or containers.
See even more fast growing annual flowers to add to your garden.
Other New Types of Nasturtium Flowers
Classic nasturtiums have changed a lot. The traditional orange blooms are still readily available, but there are plenty of new, different types in the garden center as well. For example, Cherrelle features cherry-colored ruffled petals, growing 1 foot tall and trailing 3 feet. Or try Troika Cream’s mounding foliage that has pale blooms with red accents.
We found pretty pink and orange flowers that look just like a sunset.
Nasturtium Flowers Are Edible
One quality that this pink nasturtium didn’t lose is the peppery flavored flowers. It’s right at home in a pot of herbs or in an edible flower garden. Use them to garnish a salad or add a peppery zip to dips.
Next, check out the top 10 herbs to grow for cooking.