Black Velvet Nasturtium
Black Velvet - Sold out 2021
- Hardy annual plants grow to 10-12 inches tall
- Blossoms are chocolate-black
- Blossoms are edible
- Great for container growing
(Tropaeolum minus) The intense velvety-black blooms of this nasturtium are completely unique within this genus. Growing only 10-12" tall, the dwarf plants are ideal for container gardens. The edible blossoms and gray-green leaves dress up spring salads both visually and with a surprising peppery burst or flavor. Hardy annual.
Learn to Grow Black Velvet Nasturtium
Direct Seed: 1/4" Deep
Germination: 7-12 Days
Thin: 6-12" Apart
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors one week after last frost. Plants prefer average moist soil. Water during dry spells, but do not fertilize, as this will promote more foliage than flowers.
Ratings & Reviews
Does NOT like HEAT!
We live in TN so our summers can get hot. This nasturtium is not hardy in the heat. We couldn't get these taller than 2 inches and they never bloomed. We even used our melon plants as shade to help but I guess the heat was too much for them.
Beautiful, when they bloomed
Mine were a little inconsistent, but most germinated and about half bloomed. Two really blew up and are absolutely gorgeous.
I'm a first year gardener, so maybe I'll get better results with more experience. I definitely plan to keep growing them.
(Coastal, Zone 10)
I planted mine a little late, so they're only just now starting to bloom in Zone 5a, but the blossoms are a beautiful color, and the blue-green leaves make a nice contrast to the warmer green leaves of an orange nasturtium I bought at a nursery.