Nasturtium flowers, Empress Of India, Groundcover, Vine
Nasturtium, Empress Of India, Organically Grown !
Victorian heirloom with edible flowers.
Unique, deep blue-green leaves are the perfect background for the dazzling, long-spurred 2Â½" scarlet blooms. Compact plants only 1 ft. high are superb for hanging baskets and mixed plantings in kitchen gardens. Large seeds are easy to sow directly in the ground. Blooms until frost.
GARDEN HINTS: Use as companion plants for cabbage, cucumbers and herbs. Helps in repelling whitefly and cabbage caterpillars.
USDA Zones: 3 - 10
Height: 14 - 16 inches
Bloom Season: Mid summer through fall
Bloom Color: RED
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
Average Germ Time: 7 - 10 days
Light Required: No
Depth: 1/2 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant or 3 1/2 pounds per 1,000 square feet or 150 pounds per acre
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 8 - 12 inches
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds just below soil surface at 70F and water.