Empress of India

This heirloom annual boasts red flowers atop plants that mature to 30cm (12") and is well suited for Xeriscaping.

  • Flowers are edible and provide a peppery bite
  • The seeds can be used as capers
  • Young sprouts can also be used as microgreens
  • Optimal soil temperature for germination is 12-18°C
  • Seeds will sprout in 7-12 days indoors, sometimes longer outdoors
  • Zone 1-10