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‘Empress of India’ nasturtium

Tropaeolum majus 'Empress of India'

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This old-fashioned cultivar has a mounding habit and grows to a foot tall and wide. In summer and fall, it bears double, deep scarlet flowers. The rounded leaves and five-petaled flowers are edible.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsThese annuals are native to South America. They are suitable for garden edges, herb gardens, covering banks, hanging baskets, and other containers.

CareProvide moist, well-drained soil in full sun. T. majus flowers best when grown in lean soil.

PropagationSow seeds indoors in early spring, or in situ in mid-spring.

ProblemsCaterpillars, flea beetles, black aphids, slugs, whiteflies, viruses.

  • Genus : Tropaeolum
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Type : Annuals
  • Uses : Containers, Ground Covers
  • Bloom Time : Fall, Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Self Seeds, Showy Foliage
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Flower Color : Red
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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