Another dwarf variety (like Empress of India), King Theodore produces bright orange blooms with a dark center, offest by dark green leaves.
Producing brightly colored, edible flowers, Nasturtiums make a great garnish for salads as well as gardenscapes. This common garden flower is actually native to the South American Andes mountain ranges and is closely related to watercress.
A low growing, vining type of plant, it is often used as ground cover. Nasturtium seeds are annual growers, but show perennial tendencies in some warmer climates. They prefer full sun, but have a good shade tolerance and are highly adaptable to many different soil types.