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Black Velvet Nasturtium Seeds

Black Velvet Nasturtium Seeds

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Impressive 'Black Velvet' will have the other garden flowers whispering in amazement! These edible beauties add glamorous, ruby-black color to salads and cheese plates, as well as creating eye-catching displays in gardens.

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Variety Info

Family: Tropaeolaceae

Native: South America

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive, tender perennial usually grown as an annual; perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Late spring to frost

Plant Dimensions: 10"–12" tall

Variety Info: 2"–2½"ruby-black blooms.

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower, Rabbit Resistant, Frost Sensitive

Sowing Info

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"