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Nasturtium 'Empress of India' (Tropaeolum majus)

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

5 seedlings

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Direct Sow/ Plant Out
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Details:

Type
Half-Hardy Annual
Position
Container Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - October, 10-12 weeks from sowing
Height
45cm (18in)
Group/Species
majus
Common name
Nasturtium
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Sow 2cm deep indoors March-April and plant out after last frosts, or sow direct May-July, two seeds per station, 30cm apart, and thin to one. Semi-trailing habit.

Description

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

Care Tips

Once established, nasturtiums need very little attention. If you feed them you will gain leaf at the expense of flowers, and too much watering will give the same result, so watering once a week if they are growing in pots should be sufficient.