Nasturtium Black Velvet Seeds

Nasturtium Black Velvet Seeds

Tropaeolum minus

Item #1328

Perennial (tender), grown as an annual. Impressive 'Black Velvet' will have the other garden flowers whispering in amazement! These edible beauties add glamorous, reddish-black color to salads and other culinary creations, or make eye-catching displays in gardens when grown with light-colored blooms. Usually grown as an annual, although perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer. Fairly drought tolerant once established. Attracts pollinators. Rabbit and deer deterrent.

Seedling Image

Perennial (tender)

Full sun to part shade

Blooms late spring to frost

10"-12" tall

Days to Emerge:
7-14 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of
3 seeds
every 8"-12"

When 2" tall,
thin to 1
every 8"-12"

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost. 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 average last frost. Roots sensitive to transplant disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots.

Special germination instructions: Soak seed in water for 12 to 24 hours before sowing. Darkness aids germination.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford

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