Eastern North American seed companies were offering this showy, award-winning variety by the 1880's. Empress of India Nasturtium has a dwarf, bushy habit, dark purplish-blue foliage, and brilliant crimson-scarlet flowers. The 1884 Burpee's catalogue described it as "the most important annual in recent introduction."
Native Distribution: Ecuador, Peru
Soak seeds in warm water overnight, then sow directly in the garden around the last frost. Alternatively, start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost in cell-packs, then harden off and transplant outdoors after last frost. Approximately 12 Empress of India Nasturtium seeds per packet.
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