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Lathyrus odoratus 'Black Knight'

Lathyrus odoratus 'Black Knight' is a crimson black, old-fashioned, highly scented sweet pea. 8/10 scent. More
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Lathyrus odoratus 'Black Knight' is a crimson black, old-fashioned, highly scented sweet pea. 8/10 scent.

No garden is complete without sweet peas. Grow them over arches, tepees and trellis and plant them with your runner beans to draw lots of insect pollinators into your veg patch.

Sweet peas are all easy to grow and will fill your garden and house with the best scent ever. We have some new varieties this year, including several Modern Grandifloras, with wonderful scents and larger flowers and longer stems than the original sweet peas.

Genus Lathyrus odoratus
Variety Black Knight
Group Eckford grandiflora
Type Hardy Annual Climber, Hardy annual
Common Name Sweet Pea
Border Position Back
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 2 metres (6ft)
Spacing 2 plants to a vertical
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow January-April and/or October-December undercover in rootrainers or long thin pots. Push 2 well spaced seeds about 2.5cm below the compost surface. When roots fill rootrainers, pot on two seedlings into a 2 litre pot.
Care Tips Remove the climbing tendrils as they grow. Tie the stem into your framework on a regular basis. These grow well in container pots up a climbing frame.
Flowering May - August (winter-sown), or June-September (spring-sown), 12-14 weeks from spring sowing of seed.
Vase Life Avoid direct sunlight and heat. This has a beautiful scent.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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