Flower, Empress of India Nasturtium
- Hardy annual plants grow 12-14 inches tall
- Bright crimson flowers and dark blue-green leaves
- Flower and leaves are edible
- Great for container growing
(Tropaeolum minus) Grown in the U.S. since at least the 1890s. A classic Victorian nasturtium with dark blue-green foliage. Brilliant crimson flowers on 12-14" plants. Suitable for containers. The flowers and leaves can be used as a garnish or as a peppery addition to salads and pastas. Hardy annual.
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.