Nasturtium, Empress of India
Tropaeolum minus. Annual. 9" to 12".
Bright scarlet flowers contrast with deep blue-green foliage on mounded plants. Edible flowers. Empress of India Nasturtium, is a stunning garden accent. All parts of nasturtiums are edible but the flowers are exceptional. The flowers have a peppery taste that combines well with other greens in a salad and provides a punch of color.
Planting Directions: Sow seeds 1/2” deep in fine soil after danger from frost has past. Germination takes 7-12 days. Thin plants to 8” apart when plants are 3” tall. Nasturtiums prefer light full sun, with afternoon shade where summers are hot.
Provide a trellis or other support for climbing species. Nasturtiums will flower best in ordinary rather than rich soil. They do not transplant easily.