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Fragrant Sweet Peas

Zinfandel

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Fragrant Sweet Peas

Zinfandel

(Lathyrus odoratus)
EXCLUSIVE - Zinfandel’s ruffled blossoms are a rich shade of claret/ burgundy that will remind you of fine v...
(Lathyrus odoratus)
EXCLUSIVE - Zinfandel’s ruffled blossoms are a rich shade of claret/ burgundy that will remind you of fine vintage wine. This beautiful variety begins to bloom very early in the season to cloak a fence or arbor and provides striking bouquets of beautiful flowers with unrivaled depth of color. As the dark, satiny blossoms unfold along their stems, they release sweet peas’ seductive perfume of orange blossoms and honey, a fragrance no other flower can offer.
Seed Count: Approx. 25 / Weight: 2.5 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; 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
Sun/part 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
Sun/part shade
2 – 3 inches apart
1 inch deep
12 – 28 days
6 – 8 feet

Cold Winters

March – April

Mild Winters

Sept – March

Sun/Shade

Sun/part 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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