Plants We Love: Caribbean Cocktail Nasturtium

Pastel shades of creams and pinks appear in this plant’s pleasant mix of blooms.

Plant name: ‘Caribbean Cocktail’ bush nasturtium

Botanical name: Tropaeolum ‘Caribbean Cocktail’

Suggested by: Dick Meiners of Pinetree Garden Seeds [http ://www.superseeds.com]

Virtues: Petals carry as many as 100 pastel shades of cream, pink and raspberry. Blooms are carried above the foliage.

Flower: 2 to 2.5 inches. Pastel colors.

Foliage: Standard dinner-plate shape.

Habit: Vigorously spreads to width of 1.5 feet.

Season: Midsummer to frost.

Companions: Flowers in deeper colors; green plants.

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