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Welcome to Country Garden Seeds! Flower Seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife? Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your garden wildlife will love too. Here are some beautiful and easy plants for you to grow.
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Nasturtium 'Empress of India'

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Nasturtium 'Empress of India' Seeds

Nasturtium are annual plants with masses of rich red/orange coloured flowers produced from mid summer to late autumn. The funnel shaped flowers have long spurs and are very attractive to bees and other pollinating insects. Leaves are mid green and round with waved edges and are very attractive too.

Stems easily climb or trail to 60cm / 2 feet so this is a brilliant plant for filling gaps within your borders or as a distinct feature on it's own. Nasturtiums are great in the vegetable garden to attract pests away from your crops and they will happily grow in large pots on a sunny patio too. Nasturtiums are also good for cut flowers and great for adding interest to large arrangements.

Don't let the exotic appearance of Nasturtiums put you off growing them. They are reliable performers in British gardens.

Genus Tropaeolum majus
Variety Empress of India
Plant Type Half Hardy Annual, Edible Flowers, Companion Plants
Height & Spread
60cm / 2 feet tall x 30cm/12 inches
Sow Seeds For best results sow seeds under cover in April. Grow seedlings on individually in 9cm pots then plant out your young plants in May after the last frost
Thin/Plant Out Nasturtiums need plenty of space to develop and grow.
When planting out allow about 30cm/12 inches between them.
Conditions Required They will sulk if the weather is too cold so don't sow too soon. Grow in full sun in moist but well drained soil. Provide sturdy support such as canes or trellis or allow them to trail. Young plants grow rapidly twining around the supporting structure and netting as they grow.
Flower Production Tropaeolum takes around 10 -12 weeks to flower from a spring sowing. Flowers are produced from June until the first hard frosts in October.
Picking Cut vines when they feel leathery and firm. Pick when it’s cool… early in the morning or in the evening and pop them straight into a tall bucket of fresh water.
Planting Combinations Combines beautifully with other late flowering annuals such as such as Dahlias, Cosmos and Zinnias.

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