Heirloom! Majestic scarlet blossoms contrast with frosty, blue-green foliage on compact, 16″ plants. A favorite edible flower in salads for its striking beauty and delicious spice. Seeds can be pickled for an alternative to capers. Empress of India Nasturtium is Victorian era royalty that continues to wow.
Days of Maturity: 60 days
Latin name: Tropaeolum majus
Life cycle for seed saving: Annual
Direct seed Empress of India Nasturtium at least one week after last frost. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 55-65°. Planting depth: 1/2-1″. Seeding rate: 2″. Thin plants to 4-6″. Row spacing: 18-24″
For more tips on when to plant flower seed, check out our NW Flower Planting Calendar!
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants.