Flower, Nasturium - Empress of India

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  • 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.

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.

 

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