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Heirloom Sweet Peas

Mermaid's Dream

(Lathyrus odoratus)
We’ve made up a special color blend of very fragrant Mammoth heirloom sweet peas, selecting true blue, ...

(Lathyrus odoratus)
We’ve made up a special color blend of very fragrant Mammoth heirloom sweet peas, selecting true blue, lavender, deep mauve & violet varieties, along with just the right proportion of cream flowers for contrast.

All the colors bloom together, with long stemmed, large blossoms richly scented with that special sweet pea fragrance that reminds us of orange blossoms and honey.

The rich shades of these lovely flowers make a beautiful garden display and stunning romantic bouquets for indoor enjoyment.

Seed Count: 40-45 / Weight: 3.5 gms
$ 2.99
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ANNUAL CLIMBING VINE

Spring/summer bloom
Frost tolerant

 

EASIEST TO START OUTDOORS

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. In mild winter areas, where the ground does not freeze, seeds can be planted in fall to form strong root systems, then overwinter to bloom strongly in spring. 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.

GROWING NOTES

Sweet peas bloom best before the weather gets too hot, so if spring planting, sow as soon as ground can be 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.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

Feb. – April
Mild Climates: Fall
Full sun
1 inch
2 – 3 inches
12 – 28 days
6 – 8 feet

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

Feb. – April
Mild Climates: Fall
Full sun
1 inch
2 – 3 inches
12 – 28 days
6 – 8 feet

Plant In

Feb. – April
Mild Climates: Fall

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1 inch

Space Seeds

2 – 3 inches

Days To Germinate

12 – 28 days

Mature Height

6 – 8 feet

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