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Lathyrus odoratus 'Fire and Ice' is an incredible and unusual brand new variety of sweet pea– a faint hint of mauve and pink on cream and the odd pronounced black strip to add to its cool. You must give this a try.
This is a modern grandiflora sweet pea. The recent breeding triumph has to be the incredible new band of ‘Modern Grandifloras’ with all the royal cards in their hand. These have been developed to have large flowers, lots of them, with long stems of the Spencer types, with the bonus of fantastic scent of ‘Matucana’ and its early brigade. 8/10 scent.
|Variety||'Fire and Ice' Sweet Pea||Type:||Hardy annual|
|Sowing:||Sow November-March 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.||Site:||Deep, humus-rich, well-drained soil in full sun.||Height:||2 metres (6ft)||Spacing:||2 plants to a vertical||Hardiness:||Hardy||Care tips:||Remove the climbing tendrils as they grow. Tie the stem into your framework on a regular basis.||Flowers:||❀ May - August (autumn sown)||For the vase:||Avoid direct sunlight and heat.|
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.
They 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 pea.