Tropaeolum majus 'Empress of India'

Tropaeolum majus 'Empress of India'

Nasturtium

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Tropaeolum majus 'Empress of India'
  • Common name: Nasturtium
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 30cm

Spread: 45cm

Flower colour:
  • Red
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Nasturtiums are easy to grow, vigorous annuals with large disc-shaped leaves that smell like capers and bright flowers from mid-summer onwards. They're a magnet for bees and can be used to lure small and large white butterflies away from brasica crops. Tropaeolum majus 'Empress of India' is a non-trailing nasturtium, bearing deep red, semi-double flowers in contrast with purple-green leaves.The flowers can be eaten in salads and the immature seeds pickled and used like capers.

Grow Tropaeolum majus 'Empress of India' in well-drained soil in full sun. Sow seed direct from mid-spring. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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