Tropaeolum nanum 'Empress of India' (Nasturtium, Dwarf - Empress of India)

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The common name "nasturtium" derives from the Latin words "nose-twister," a playful way of expressing a common reaction to the edible leaves' flavor. The whole plant is edible, even though the blossoms do not last long as cut flowers. The blossoms are commonly used as a garnish, and the young...
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The common name "nasturtium" derives from the Latin words "nose-twister," a playful way of expressing a common reaction to the edible leaves' flavor. The whole plant is edible, even though the blossoms do not last long as cut flowers. The blossoms are commonly used as a garnish, and the young leaves make excellent fresh veggies.

Number of Seeds Max Coverage Area (Square Ft.)
1OZ 225 18
1/4LB 900 70
1/2LB 1,800 140
1LB 3,600 280
5LB 18,000 1,400

Scientific Name: Tropaeolum Nanum 'Empress of India'

Common Name: Nasturtium, Dwarf - Empress of India

Plant Type: Annuals, Tender Perennials

Family: Tropaeolaceae

Zone: 1-12

Native Range: California, Texas

Full Growth Height: 12-18" 

Exposure: Full Sun

Blooming Season: Late Summer, Early Fall 

Flower: Showy

Pollinators: Butterflies

Flower Color: Orange

Tolerate: Deer

Water Requirement: Average

Maintenance: Low

Soil Type: Clay, Sand, Loam, Well-Drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Uses: Rock Gardens, Beds and Borders, Mediterranean Gardens

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