Black Velvet Nasturtium

Tropaeolum minus | SKU: 1287 P25
3 Reviews
$3.25

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

Black Velvet - Sold out 2021

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(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

3 reviews

3.7

Does NOT like HEAT!

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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

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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)

beautiful color

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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.