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Heirloom Sweet Peas

Queen of Hearts

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Heirloom Sweet Peas

Queen of Hearts

(Lathyrus odoratus)
EXCLUSIVE - I have made up this striking combination of old-fashioned fragrant sweet peas to recall the famo...
(Lathyrus odoratus)
EXCLUSIVE - I have made up this striking combination of old-fashioned fragrant sweet peas to recall the famous scene at the end of Alice in Wonderland when the Queen commands her Knaves to paint her white roses red. Queen of Hearts is composed of heat-tolerant antique varieties that blossom in bouquets of crimson-red, deep burgundy, magenta-rose and cream. Together the irresistible colors make a regal blend of vivid flowers with delicate form and delicious honey-orange perfume.
Seed Count: 35-40 / Weight: 3.5 gms
$ 1.40 $ 2.79

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 winters, where ground does not freeze, sweet peas can be planted in fall. Seedlings will form strong root systems, then overwinter to bloom vigorously in spring. Plant sweet pea seeds 1 inch deep and 2 to 3 inches apart. When seedlings are 2 inches tall, thin to 4 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 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. – Apr.
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. – Apr.
Mild Climates: Fall
Full sun
1 inch
2 – 3 inches
12 – 28 days
6 – 8 feet

Plant In

Feb. – Apr.
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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