NASTURTIUM EMPRESS OF INDIA
Empress of India Nasturtium Seeds 5785. 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
6 seed/gram. 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
DAYS TO EMERGENCE
10 to 14
Medium (30 to 45 cm)(12 to 18")
Killed by Frost
DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY
Borders., Hanging basket, Hummingbird garden plant, Planters, containers and window boxes, Rock Garden