Tropaeolum minus Baby Rose

Gold Medal Approved Novelty

Fleuroselect is proud to register the birth of Baby Rose, Takii’s latest new-born in non-trailing Tropaeolum. Like other Nasturtiums, Baby Rose is an excellent home garden performer. Thanks to its very compact plant habit, Takii also foresees new commercial possibilities in pack and pot production.

With its new deep-rose flower colour and small dark-green foliage, Baby Rose is an exciting addition to the existing seed packet assortment to cover larger outside spaces and landscapes. The jury appreciated the very compact habit, the innovative colour and also clearly saw the potential
of this new variety as a pot item awarding a Gold Medal for 2020. Baby Rose, the upcoming success in Nasturtium is born.

Baby Rose is also the recipient of the All-America Selections award for performance in North American trials.

Market Value

For the consumer Baby Rose is a welcome addition to the garden: this Tropaeolum remains naturally compact offering new gardening possibilities such as containers, hanging baskets, window boxes, balconies and other small outside spaces. For the commercial grower Baby Rose opens a completely new segment: thanks to the compact habit, Baby Rose is a potential candidate for growing in packs and pots. Retailers will love the additional commercial possibilities of this popular garden item. Baby Rose: a new generation of Tropaeolum for the entire industry!

Background Information

Tropaeolum minus or compact nasturtium is a perennial plant endemic to the mountainous regions of Ecuador and Peru. SAHIN, registered brand of Takii Europe, specialises in breeding for the consumer market. Takii is a Japanese ornamental breeding company focussing on ornamental flower and vegetable seed for the professional and home gardening markets. With Baby Rose, Takii showcases its expertise in both markets, turning a traditional home gardening item into a plant that can also be successfully grown by professionals.

Technical information

Novelty Characteristic:
New flower colour, very compact habit, small foliage
Deep rose
Single, 5 cm diameter
Annual, O.P.
Bedding and patio plant
Approx. 10 seeds per gram; germination rate minimum 80%
sow late January for April sales, early February for May sales.

sow in light, sandy medium, no fertilizer and excellent drainage. Germinates in 2 - 3 weeks at 150C. Transplant within 3 - 4 weeks of sowing to 9 cm pots, or 3 plants in 12 cm pots. Root pruning at time of transplant benefits the crop. Grow on 9 - 10 weeks, day temperature 180C, minimal water and feeding, and full sun. After bud formation, raise day temperature to 210 - 240 C. Maximum light intensity. Crop should be ready for sale 1-2 weeks following these conditions. Sell when first bloom opens.

Height 20 cm, spread 20 cm, mounded plant form

Registration details

Sahin A brand of Takii
Entry number:
Protection Period:
8 years
Expiry Date:
2026 31st December