Nasturtium - Empress of India

Nasturtium - Empress of India
Brand: Ontario Seed Company
Product Code: Empress of India
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A perfect choice for the forgetful gardener, these smooth delights require little attention. They're fetching in swaths of color with other Nasturtium varieties, or mixed in a border or container as a bold color statement. Blooms can be added to your favorite salad and the pungent seeds can replace pepper in your pepper mill. Easy to grow and prefers poor soil. This wonderful nasturtium has brilliant crimson red flowers 5-7.5 cm (2-3") across. With its low growth habit of only 30-40 cm (12-16"), Empress of India makes a great border plant. The flowers are a sure fire hummingbird magnet.

How To Grow As nasturtiums resent transplanting, directly sow seed into well drained soil in late May 2.5 cm (1") deep and 5 cm (2") apart, thinning seedlings to 20 cm (8") apart. Seed generally germinates within 12 days. Full sun is preferred. Partial shade is recommended in hot summer areas. Blooms have a peppery taste and are quite popular as a salad garnish. We recommend removing spent flowers to help lengthen the blooming period.
Blooming Season Begins High Summer
Life Cycle Annual
Propagation Sow Direct
Days to Emergence 10 to 14
Light Full Sun
Growth Habit Bushy
Height Medium (30 to 45 cm)(12 to 18")
Frost Tolerance Killed by Frost
Degree of Difficulty Easy
Heritage Open Pollinated
Latin Tropaeolum majus
Suggested uses. Borders
Planters, containers and window boxes
Hummingbird garden plant
Hanging basket
Rock garden

 

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