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Nasturtium Empress of India

RM3.00, 5 seeds

Seeds origin: UK


Germination: Easy
Aftercare: Easy
Ideal for: Basket, bedding, borders, children, containers
Special features: Edible flowers
Height: 9 inches

Deep velvety crimson flowers against dark foliage.

Sowing instructions:
Sow outdoors where they are to flower. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sow 20mm (¾in) deep, in rows 30cm (12in) apart. 20-29C (68-86F).

Growing instructions:
Thin out to 6in (15cm) apart when the seedlings are large enough to handle.

Kitchen notes:
The leaves taste like watercress, the flowers add a spicy touch to salads and the green seeds can be chopped and used with parsley as a garnish or made into a substitute for capers.