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Heirloom Sweet Peas

Queen of the Night

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Heirloom Sweet Peas

Queen of the Night

(Lathyrus odoratus)
EXCLUSIVE - Our special heat-tolerant and very fragrant blend of named antique varieties gives you a stunnin...
(Lathyrus odoratus)
EXCLUSIVE - Our 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.
Seed Count: 40-50 / 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 winter areas, where the ground does not freeze, plant in fall after Labor Day; seeds will germinate and 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 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.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

March – April
Sept – March
Full sun or
part-day shade
2 – 3 inches apart
12 – 28 days
6 – 8 feet

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

March – April
Sept – March
Full sun or
part-day shade
2 – 3 inches apart
12 – 28 days
6 – 8 feet

Cold Winters

March – April

Mild Winters

Sept – March

Sun/Shade

Full sun or
part-day shade

Sow Seeds

2 – 3 inches apart

Days To Germinate

12 – 28 days

Mature Height

6 – 8 feet

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