Nasturtium Empress of India
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Nasturtium Empress of India

The Empress of India is a known as the “classic” nasturtium variety. It’s small, dark blue-green leaves with deep scarlet blooms make it a eye-popping contrast on the Victorian-era heirloom variety. Whether adorning hanging baskets, cascading from containers, or adding a touch of grandeur to garden beds, the Empress of India Nasturtium thrives in a variety of settings. Another great, easy-to-grow edible flower variety. Tropaeolum minus. 55- 65 days to maturity

 Its trailing habit and opulent blossoms make it a versatile choice for both novice and experienced gardeners alike. Not only a feast for the eyes, this Empress offers a culinary adventure too. The Nasturtium's vibrant flowers and peppery leaves are not just ornamental; they're a gourmet addition to your kitchen. Add a touch of royal flair to salads, garnishes, and even as a unique edible decoration for your culinary creations.

Nasturtiums are one of the easiest flowers to grow due to their drought-tolerance and ease of direct-seeding. While they can be grown from transplants, the Seeds usually germinate easily through direct-seeding in rows or sprinkling in containers. Lightly cover the Seeds with soil and keep the soil moist for optimal germination. Seeds will germinate best in soils that have warmed in spring.

Nasturtium Empress of India Planting Information

Planting Method: transplant or direct seed

When to Plant: after last frost

Planting Depth: 1/2″

Seed Spacing: 6"

Row Spacing: 8-10"

Days to Maturity: 55 - 65

Disease Resistance: None