Empress of India is a classic Victorian nasturtium with dark blue-green foliage. Brilliant crimson-scarlet flowers bloom on plants seldom over 12 to 14 feet tall. Suitable for containers. The flowers and leaves are a peppery addition to salads, pastas, or used as a garnish. (Annual) Learn more about Growing Nasturtiums here.
Each packet contains approximately 25 seeds.
Planting and Growing Tips:
Fragrant plants thrive in full sun and moist soil, but will tolerate some shade. Direct sow outdoors one week after the last spring frost, 1/4 inch beneath the surface of the soil. Provide support for the taller climbing varieties and pinch off the spent blossoms to extend the flowering season.
Note: This easy-to-grow annual is a good flower to plant with children because it grows so rapidly and the large seeds are easily handled by little fingers.