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NASTURTIUM Empress of India

Tropaeolum majus

Stock: Available

$3.90

Family: Tropaeolaceae

Characteristics: Non trailing 40-50 cm

Seeds per packet: 10

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An old-fashioned cultivar with deep scarlet flowers. These lovely South American natives are suitable for garden edges, herb gardens, covering banks, hanging baskets, and other containers. The flowers are edible.

Adaptable to most and conditions, prefers well-drained moist soil but also tolerates nutritionally poor soil.

Tropical: Late Summer to Early Spring
Temperate: Spring to Early Autumn
Cold: Spring to Early Autumn

Sow: 12mm deep
For best results sow direct in growing position
Germination: 14-21 days
Plant space: 20-30cm
Flowering: 10 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

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