Nasturtium 'Empress of India'

With dark green and crimson leaves, and ruby-orange flowers, this climbing and trailing nasturtium is a firm favourite. Eat it too! More
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With dark green and crimson leaves, and ruby-orange flowers, this climbing and trailing nasturtium is a firm favourite. Eat it too!

Genus Tropaeolum
Group/Species majus
Variety 'Empress of India'
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Nasturtium
Border Position Back, Climber, Ground Cover, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Clay, Fertile
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 30-45cm (12-18in)
Spacing 20cm (8in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow indoors March-April and plant out after last frosts, or direct sow May-July about 2cm (1in) deep in lines or blocks 20cm (8in) apart. They thrive in poor soil.
Care Tips Feed and deadhead to prolong the flowering period. This can be grown in a container pot, and will need a supporting frame.
Flowering June - October, 10-12 weeks from sowing
Vase Life 3-4 days.
Harvesting Flower production: 4-5 months.
Cooking Notes The leaves and flowers are edible, with a peppery flavour.
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Edible Flowers

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