25 seeds. Tropaeolum majus. Tender perennial.
Nasturtium 'Empress of India' has deep red flowers that pop out against their dark green foliage. The compact plants grow well in small spaces. Grown as an annual in cooler climates. Perennial in zone 9–11.
Nasturtium flowers, leaves, and seeds are edible and have a spicy flavor. The flowers make pretty decorations for salads and cupcakes. Immature nasturtium seeds can be pickled to make faux capers.
Height 12 inches. Spacing 10 inches.
Sowing Nasturtium Seeds:
Soak nasturtium seeds overnight. Sow nasturtium seeds outdoors 1 inch deep 2 weeks before the last frost date. Full sun to part shade.
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