Nasturtium, Trailing, “Purple Emperor” Seeds
Only 2 left in stock
Regal ‘Purple Emperor’ boasts deeply-veined petals in varying shades of purple that fade into lavender and dusty rose. This trailing variety is fairly drought tolerant, and would be perfect as a ground cover or in a hanging basket. Edible blossoms and leaves provide a peppery kick to salads, and are a beautiful garnish on desserts! Usually grown as an annual; perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer. Rabbit and deer resistant.
Packet contains ~22 seeds.
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Mild Climates: Sow in fall for winter bloom. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 55°–65°F.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Roots sensitive to transplant disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be directly planted in the ground.
Days to Emerge: 7–14 days
Seed Depth: ½"–1"
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8" – 12"
Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 8" – 12"
Harvesting: Harvest leaves and flowers in the morning, if possible, when they are more hydrated and cooler, rather than later in the day.
Special Care: Deadhead (remove spent blossoms) for optimum number of blooms and to prevent seed formation. Nasturtium may self-sow.