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Tribute Sweet Peas

Mary Lou Heard

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Tribute Sweet Peas

Mary Lou Heard

(Lathyrus odoratus)
EXCLUSIVE - Honoring the memory of Mary Lou Heard whose life and passion for gardening inspired and sustaine...
(Lathyrus odoratus)
EXCLUSIVE - Honoring the memory of Mary Lou Heard whose life and passion for gardening inspired and sustained all who knew her, this beautiful and nostalgic sweet pea will be available only for one season. The glowing lilac-shaded blossoms are large and softly ruffled with an ambrosial perfume. The strong twining vines produce an abundance of long-stemmed blooms to adorn the garden and shine in bouquets. A portion of its sales proceeds will go to the Mary Lou Heard Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Seed Count: 35-40 / Weight: 3 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 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 early as possible. 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 – April
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 – April
Mild Climates: Fall
Full sun
1 inch
2 – 3 inches
12 – 28 days
6 – 8 feet

Plant In

Feb – April
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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