Nasturtium Seeds - Empress of India (Organic)
65-75 Days to maturity. Tropaeolum majus ’Empress of India’. Organic Nasturtium Empress of India Seeds. Non-GMO, perennial, heirloom. This variety of Nasturtium seed has enriched garden spaces for centuries. Attractive to hummingbirds, the vermillion-red blooms are delightfully edible for salads and other applications. Empress of India is the perfect variety to add a pop of red color to your garden and kitchen! ~220 seeds/oz.
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Growing Non-GMO Organic Empress of India Nasturtium Flower Seeds
Empress of India Nasturtium is easy to grow from seed and recommended for direct sowing outdoors when the soil temperature is at least 50°F. You may begin the seeds indoors 3 weeks before the final frost, but it is usually not needed to achieve a long blooming season. If transplanting indoors, be sure to harden off before planting outdoors. For direct sowing, plant 2-3 Empress of India Nasturtium seeds per hole. The optimal soil temperature is 65°F. Plant again in early July for continuous blooms throughout mild winters.
Mulch around the base of the plants to suppress weeds and reduce watering needs. Deadheading spent blooms or removing prime blossoms for consumption will increase flower production throughout the season. Nasturtiums are one of the first plants to bloom in the spring and will be one of the last to fade in the fall with minimal effort on your part! Empress of India also performs well in containers. Group 3-5 plants in a 10-inch deep pot. Provide mulch and increase the watering schedule when growing in containers. Nasturtium will self-sow in mild winters.
Organic Empress of India Nasturtium in the Flower Garden
This Empress of India of Nasturtiums will attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and many smiles! Use Nasturtium to draw pests like aphids away from veggie crops such as cucumber, squash, and tomato. They are a perfect, easy-to-grow groundcover for many styles and applications. Group them closer together for a quick-filling option, or allow them to sprawl through the season for a wild lilypad-like look!
Harvesting Organic Empress of India Nasturtium
Many cooks and gardeners use the leaves and flowers in salads, sushi, and other applications. They are similar to water-cress in flavor and texture; they can be described as peppery by some. Clip off the leaves and flowers when in their prime, but never remove more than a third of the plant at once to keep the production going! Removing some flowers will encourage more flowers to come on.
About Organic Empress of India Nasturtium Garden Seeds
In landscapes, this nasturtium variety is perfect as a ground cover or filler plant in beds and near entryways for a pop of color. Also, try them as an edging plant or mixed in a basket. They will effortlessly sprawl over basket edges and down retaining walls while blooming all season long.
Empress of India Nasturtium has been loved since the Victorian Era when novelty plants first became popular to collect. They have persisted as one of the most loved varieties available!
Nasturtium plants are generally easy to grow and care for, making them a popular choice for gardeners of all skill levels.
Search the web for recipes such as Nasturtium pesto, stuffed Nasturtium leaves, and Nasturtium soup! The leaves are added to guacamole and the seeds can be pickled for a vinegary treat.
Tropaeolum majus, or Nasturtium, can also be known as Indian cress, Mexican cress, and Peruvian cress.
Nasturtiums are also grown as a perennial in zones 9-11. Simply allow them to persist. Prune back each year to keep them under control. They will self-seed and send up new shoots each spring if not restrained!
Stories From Our Gardeners
"One of my favorite uses for Nasturtium is to spread them out through a low-growing flower bed. Planting them among other plants randomly adds a beautifully chaotic yet curated look that is unmatched!"
|- Lara Wadsworth, True Leaf Market Writer|
Organic Organic Empress of India Nasturtium Seeds Per Package:
2 g - Wholesale - Approximately 16 Seeds
1 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 220 Seeds
4 oz - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 880 Seeds
1 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 3,520 Seeds
5 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 17,600 Seeds
25 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 88,000 Seeds
Non-GMO Organic Empress of India Nasturtium seeds are available for Fast Free Shipping on orders over $75.
|Latin Name:||Tropaeolum majus ’Empress of India’|
|Organic Empress of India Nasturtium Color:||Bright scarlet-red blooms and light green foliage.|
|Hardiness Zone:||Annual in zones 2-8; Perennial in zones 9-11|
|Days to Maturity:||65-75|
|Days to Germination:||7-14|
|Seeding Depth:||0.5 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||6-10 inches|
|Row Spacing:||8-12 inches|
|Plant Height:||10-12 inches|
|Growth Habit:||Mounding shrub with a sprawling habit and low-growing flowers.|
|Soil Preference:||Fertile, debris-free, moist soil that is prepped with compost.|
|Light Preference:||Full Sun|
|Plant Width:||10 inches|
|Pests and Diseases:||Empress of India Nasturtium can be susceptible to wilt and bacterial leaf spot if not given proper drainage. Nasturtium is not typically attacked by pests. However, when present, common insect problems include aphids, cabbage looper caterpillars, corn earworms, leafminers, and flea beetles.|
|Direct Sow:||Yes Direct Sow|
|Start Indoors:||Yes Start Indoors|
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