'Empress of India' nasturtium is known for its lush, dark red flowers, blue-green leaves, and trailing growth habit that reaches 12 to 16 inches long. A new version of this popular variety features the same bold flowers but on a more compact plant.
The abundant flowers of 'Princess of India' rise above the bronze-colored foliage, which grows only 8 to 10 inches tall and wide. It's a perfect choice for containers, hanging baskets, and small-space gardens. As with all nasturtiums, the leaves and flowers are edible and add a spicy taste to salads and stir-fries.
For more information on the 'Princess of India' nasturtium, go to: Thompson and Morgan Seed Company.
Article published on June 23, 2008.