I first heard about nasturtiums on Masterchef Australia, when someone was finishing their plating by adding edible flowers to their presentation. Of course, I thought they were off their rockers until I googled them, and now, I agree that they are capable of making nearly any arrangement look beautiful and complete. Finishing touch, and lovely crowning glory.
They’re also very pretty in arrangements.
When it comes to flower meanings, nasturtiums indicate victory and conquest, the glory that comes at the end of a battle waged and won. They also signify patriotism, charity, and maternal love. Considering that their colors more commonly tend towards the red and orange end of the spectrum (though there are other varieties), I prefer the idea of something that bold meaning victory.
Maybe that’s why they use it Masterchef plating so often.