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Designer Sweet Peas

Lipstick

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Designer Sweet Peas

Lipstick

(Lathyrus odoratus)
EXCLUSIVE – Stylish and sophisticated, the large frilled blossoms of Lipstick are a clear vibrant cherry-red...
(Lathyrus odoratus)
EXCLUSIVE – Stylish and sophisticated, the large frilled blossoms of Lipstick are a clear vibrant cherry-red that is both romantic and riveting in the garden. The luscious flowers are carried in profusion on long cutting stems, making them perfect for eye-catching bouquets. Their vivid red hue reminds me of the glossy lips of siren movie stars from Hollywood’s golden era. If you love rich color and classic form in your sweet peas, grow these British-bred beauties this season.
Seed Count: 35-40 / Weight: 3 gms
$ 1.50 $ 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, seeds may also be planted in the 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 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.

Sun/Shade

Plant In

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

Sun/Shade

Plant In

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

Sun/Shade

Feb. – Apr.
Mild Climates: Fall

Plant In

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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