Packet Content Size (approx.): 65
A mix of gentle pastel colours with blues, cream, white and pinks including many of the oldest sweet pea varieties - all with a stunning perfume.
- Family: Lathyrus odoratus
- Common name: Grandiflora Sweet Peas
- Plant Classification: Annual
- Height(approx.): 5-6ft
- Sunlight: Full Sun
Sweet Pea Heirloom Pastels (Lathyrus odoratus) We offer a wonderful collection of old heirlooms and many are very fragrant. Plant in early spring onwards, or whenever the weather is cool and moderate.
Soak seeds 24 hours before planting. Sow in place in early spring into rich, moist soil. Plants thrive in the moderate conditions of spring, and tolerate some low temperatures. In most climates hot summer weather will put a stop to the blooming season. (Warning: The seeds, pods and plants are poisonous!)
Annual (One season plant). A popular flowering vine reaching up to 5-6 feet. Beautiful and long lasting romantically-fragrant flowers. A spring flowering plant in a wide range of bright colour shades. Great in the garden or for cutting in bunches. Blooms over an extended season. Heat resistant.
- Spring onwards
- Days To Germination: 10-14 days
- Optimum Soil Temp. For Germination: 70F
- Planting Depth: 1 inch
- Spacing , Seed: 1 inch
- Spacing, Plant: 6-12 inches
Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Or plant outdoors in well-drained soil in early spring, after all danger of frost, when soil is 70 F. Cover seeds with 1 inch of soil.
10-14 days, depending upon soil and weather conditions.
THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING:
Transplant when young seedlings are about 2 inches high and after all danger of frost has passed. Space 6-12 inches apart.
Keep soil moderately moist during germination. Provide string and trellis for support when plant is 3-6 inches tall. For quicker germination soak seeds overnight. Seeds are poisonous. Do not let pets or children swallow/ingest.
Suitable for the vegetable garden, allotments and containers.
Be prepared to water well and supplement feed with high-potash feed during season. Regular feeding is recommended.