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Old-Fashioned Sweet Peas

Watermelon

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Old-Fashioned Sweet Peas

Watermelon

(Lathyrus odoratus)
EXCLUSIVE - This lovely old variety, a true English Spencer sweet pea, combines graceful form, beautiful col...
(Lathyrus odoratus)
EXCLUSIVE - This lovely old variety, a true English Spencer sweet pea, combines graceful form, beautiful color and delicious subtle perfume. It’s difficult to do justice to their lovely color except to describe it as a shade in between fresh cut watermelon and ripe rosy peaches. These perfectly formed, alluring flowers are borne on long stems on strong vigorous vines. When you gather a bouquet of these entrancing blossoms, they will make all your senses dance in delight!
Seed Count: Approx. 35-40 / Weight: 3 gms
$ 2.99

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 sweet pea 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.

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
1 inch deep
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
1 inch deep
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
1 inch deep

Days To Germinate

12 – 28 days

Mature Height

6 – 8 feet

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