Nasturtium Empress of India Tropaeolum

A classic Victorian nasturtium with dark blue-green foliage. Brilliant crimson flowers on 12-14″ plants. Suitable for containers. The flowers and leaves are a peppery addition to salads, pastas, or used as a garnish.

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Nasturtium Empress of India Tropaeolum

Nasturtium Empress of India Tropaeolum. A classic Victorian nasturtium with dark blue-green foliage. Brilliant crimson flowers on 12-14″ plants. Suitable for containers. The flowers and leaves are a peppery addition to salads, pastas, or used as a garnish. Hardy annual. Easy to grow.

Cultivation Advice Nasturtium Empress of India Tropaeolum

  • Days to Germination: 10-14.
  • Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 65F.
  • Planting Depth: 1/8-1/4inch.
  • Spacing, Plant: 12-24 inches.
  • Plant Height: 10-12 inches.
  • Light: Full Sun.
  • Sow indoors / heated propagator from 3-4 weeks before the last spring frost or sow directly outdoors ,
  • in full sun ,after all danger of frost has passed.
  • Germination requires 65F.
  • Keep soil moist during germination
  • Cover with 1/8 to ¼ inch of fine soil.
  • When seedlings are 2-3 inches high, thin/transplant to 12-24 inches apart. Replant thinned plants.
  • Plant in sandy, well-drained soil.
  • Do not fertilize.
  • Enriched soil tends to promote more foliage than flowers.