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Fragrant Sweet Peas

April in Paris

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Fragrant Sweet Peas

April in Paris

(Lathyrus odoratus)
EXCLUSIVE - Developed by world-renowned breeder Dr. Keith Hammett, April in Paris is a perfect match of into...
(Lathyrus odoratus)
EXCLUSIVE - Developed by world-renowned breeder Dr. Keith Hammett, April in Paris is a perfect match of intoxicating fragrance, lovely form and captivating color with the most intense perfume of any sweet pea I have ever grown. The large ruffled blossoms are a soft primrose cream, tinted at the edges in dark lilac that deepens and increases with age. These strong growing vines produce heavy sets of long-stemmed flowers that beg to be cut for heavenly scented bouquets.
Seed Count: 30-35 / 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, seeds can be planted in fall, 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
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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