Nasturtium - Black Velvet
This is a unique colour in Nasturtiums! Deepest velvety, red-black blooms are produced in abundance above fresh green foliage on neat, dwarf plants. Sure to create an eye-catching display in borders or containers. It will grow in any well-drained soil in full sun.
Sow outdoors where they are to flower. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sow 20mm deep, in rows 30cm apart. For earlier flowering sow seed 1cm deep, 3 seeds per 7.5cm pot, in free-draining, damp seed compost. Place at 20-29C until after germination. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions before planting out after risk of frost. Before planting into containers, ensure plants are well rooted in their pots. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 23cm apart. For early sown plants, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions before planting out after risk of frost. Before planting into containers, ensure plants are well rooted. They flower most freely in full sun and poor dryish soils. Before planting in containers make sure they are well rooted in their pots.