Nasturtium - Empress of India

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


Trapaeolum nanum

HEIRLOOM Lovely bright red flowers sit like jewels on deep green leaves. Both flowers and leaves are edible with a peppery watercress flavor. Bushy plants are a garden or patio stand out. Very easy-to-grow by direct seed, just scarify each seed before planting. Full to partial sun. Summer blooming. Annual.
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Product Description

Average Seed / oz Seed / 100′ Row Average Yield / 100′ Row Days to Harvest
220 n/a n/a 50-70
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
After Last Frost 70-75°F Full Sun Frost Sensitive
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Direct Seed 1/2″ 4-6″ 25
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
8-12″ 7-14 Annual 5-7 years

Site Selection

Nasturtium is a frost sensitive annual that prefers full sun-partial shade and well-drained soil high in organic matter.


Direct sow outdoors once the danger of frost has passed. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 70-75°F. Sow seeds 1/2” deep and 4-6” apart. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Space mature plants 8-12" apart.


Young leaves can be harvested for salads. The edible flowers can be harvested anytime from early summer to a killing frost in the fall.

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Weight N/A

3.5 grams – Packet, 1/2 oz, 1 oz

2 reviews for Empress of India

  1. 5 out of 5


    Bright & Cheerful…bloomed all summer long.

  2. 5 out of 5


    I enjoyed these in my gardens very much the summer and fall of 2015. They really took off when the temperatures started to drop in late summer.

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