Nasturtium Empress of India
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