Nasturtium 'Empress of India' (Tropaeolum majus)
In this mix
|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Perennial (grown as an annual)
- Container Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- June - October, 10-12 weeks from sowing
- 40cm (16in), trailing 1.8m (6ft)
- Common name
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- 45cm (18in)
With dark green and crimson leaves, and ruby-orange flowers, this climbing and trailing nasturtium is a firm favourite. Eat it too!
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.