EXCLUSIVE - Renee's special heat-tolerant and very fragrant blend of named antique varieties gives you a stunning display of heritage sweet peas in deep shades reminiscent of a midsummer’s eve. Included are “Captain of the Blues” (mauve-blue), “Cupani” (bicolor blossoms of maroon and lilac), “Lord Nelson” (navy blue), “King Edward VII” (deepest crimson) and “Miss Willmott” (salmon-pink). Their vines with rich colored blossoms will cloak a fence or arbor and provide luminous bouquets with an ambrosial perfume.(Lathyrus odoratus)
Product Weight: 3.5 grams / approximately 40-50 seeds
Plant Type: Annual
Bloom Color: rose, pink, lavender, purple and white
Grows Best In: Full to Part Sun
Bloom Period: Summer
Growth Habit: vining
Days to Seed Germination: 12-28 days
Seed Planting Depth: 2.5cm (1")
Growing Height: 2-2.5m (6-8 feet)
Sweet peas must have well drained soil, so dig deeply and enrich with aged manure or compost before sowing seeds. Erect a well-anchored trellis, vertical netting or other support for vines before planting. Sow seeds in full sun in cool early spring weather as early as the ground can be worked. Plant seeds 1 inch deep and 2 to 3 inches apart. When seedlings are 2 inches tall, thin them 4 to 5 inches apart, to allow plants room to mature.
Sweet peas bloom best before the weather gets too hot, so if spring planting, sow as soon as ground can worked. Where summer heat comes on fast, they’ll appreciate a spot with afternoon shade. Anchor supports well as vines will grow heavy with bloom. Protect seedlings from birds, slugs and snails. Mulch and keep well watered. For longest bloom, pick flowers often and keep faded blossoms cut.