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) This classic Victorian nasturtium has dark blue-green foliage and brilliant crimson flowers on 12-14" plants. This variety has been grown in the United States since the 1890s, and today it is perfect for everyone’s favorite contemporary gardening method: containers. Beyond the garden, the edible flowers and leaves can add style and color to plates as a garnish—or as a peppery addition to salads and pastas. Hardy annual.
Learn to Grow Empress of India 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
Gorgeous and easy
Like Ladybird nasturtium, these are wonderful for the impatient gardener. I planted outdoors in a big container. Leaves are easy to identify and a lovely shade of darkish green. The flowers are a rich, satisfying red. No fuss, no muss and lots of loveliness.