Empress of India Nasturtium
Tropaeolum majus. Everyone loves this nasturtium in our trials! Leaves are darker than most. Strong-growing plants are compact with very dark green foliage and contrasting brilliant crimson, scarlet flowers. Flowers are 2-3 inches across and are edible with a strong, tangy flavor. Height 12-16 inches. A popular easy-to-grow annual. Ideal for beds, terraces, window boxes, planters and trellises. Nasturtium flowers and unripe seed pods are edible. Approximately 25 seeds/pkg; 10 seeds/gram.
May be started inside 2-3 weeks before transplanting, but is usually direct seeded a week after last frost or once the soil warms up to 18 degrees C. Plant seed 1⁄2 inches deep and keep moist. Space plants 8-12 inches apart in full sun or light shade.
Tolerates poor soil. Do not fertilize.