Nasturtium Empress of India - Mr. Fothergill&

Nasturtium Empress of India - Mr. Fothergill's Seeds

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Tropaeolum majus

  • Annual 
  • Easy to grow
  • Heirloom variety
  • Bright Crimson Flowers against dark green foliage
  • Drought resistant
  • Well suited to patio and container gardens

Dark foliage gives rich effect

An old variety which produces opulent ruby-crimson, single flowers against dark compact leaves.

Height: 30cm(12in)
Plant Class: Hardy Annual (HA).
Habit: Bushy, Dwarf.

Seed Count: Approx. 25

Sow outdoors, April-June, where they are to flower, 1.5cm (½”) deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Sow two seeds together every 20cm (8"). Seedlings usually appear in 21-28 days. Remove the weaker plant, which can be transplanted elsewhere if desired. Water well until young plants are established. Or sow indoors for earlier flowers, February-May, 1.5cm (½”) deep, individually in small pots of compost. Keep moist. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out, May-June, 30cm (12") apart, into well-drained soil, when frosts are over. Flowers: June to October.

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