Black Velvet Nasturtium
The intense velvety-black blooms of this nasturtium are completely unique within this genus. Growing only 10-12" tall, the dwarf plants are ideal for container gardens. The edible blossoms and gray-green leaves dress up spring salads both visually and with a surprising peppery burst or flavor.
- Hardy annual plants grow to 10-12 inches tall
- Blossoms are chocolate-black
- Blossoms are edible
- Great for container growing
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors one week after last frost. Plants prefer average moist soil. Water during dry spells, but do not fertilize, as this will promote more foliage than flowers.
- Direct Seed: 1/4" Deep
- Germination: 7-12 Days
- Thin: 6-12" Apart
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
Does NOT like HEAT!
We live in TN so our summers can get hot. This nasturtium is not hardy in the heat. We couldn't get these taller than 2 inches and they never bloomed. We even used our melon plants as shade to help but I guess the heat was too much for them.
Beautiful, when they bloomed
Mine were a little inconsistent, but most germinated and about half bloomed. Two really blew up and are absolutely gorgeous.
I'm a first year gardener, so maybe I'll get better results with more experience. I definitely plan to keep growing them.
(Coastal, Zone 10)
I planted mine a little late, so they're only just now starting to bloom in Zone 5a, but the blossoms are a beautiful color, and the blue-green leaves make a nice contrast to the warmer green leaves of an orange nasturtium I bought at a nursery.
Beautiful, but needs extra care in the southeast
Planted these right after last frost in zone 8a, Georgia. Planted in partial shade (a MUST in the hot south). They grew well and bloomed into June. Then some died, but a few of them survived and bloomed a bit in the fall before frost killed them in December. Need to allow first flowers to set seed to ensure seeds for next year, since later blooms might not mature to seed before heat kills them.