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Three of the brightest, richest and most strongly perfumed sweet peas for planting on a clutch of teepees or in an aisle down a scented walk. Included here are ‘Matucana’, the strongest scented sweet pea you can grow, ‘Blue Velvet’, the longest flowering and ‘Kind Edward VII’, dark and luscious. Hard to beat.

The seed collection contains 1 packet each of:

  • Sweet Pea 'Matucana'
  • Sweet Pea 'King Edward VII'
  • Sweet Pea 'Blue Velvet'
  • The seedling collection contains 4 or 8 seedlings each of:

  • Sweet Pea 'Matucana'
  • Sweet Pea 'Restormel'
  • Sweet Pea 'Blue Velvet'
  • Genus Lathyrus
    Group/Species odoratus
    Type Hardy Annual, Hardy Annual Climber
    Common Name Sweet Pea
    Border Position Climber
    Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
    Scent Scented
    Site Full Sun
    Moisture Moist but Well-drained
    Height 2m (6ft 6in)
    Spacing 15cm (6in)
    Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow October-December or January-April, 2 seeds into 1 rootrainer. When roots fill container, pot on 2 seedlings together into a 1 litre pot. Pinch out tips when plants have 4 pairs of leaves. If autumn sown, overwinter in a light, cool place. Sweet peas often have a hard seed coat so it may help to soften the seed before sowing. Do this by placing seeds on damp kitchen paper and putting somewhere warm until seeds swell or sprout. You can also make a small nick in the seed coat to help moisture enter the seed before sowing.
    Care Tips Tie the stem into your framework on a regular basis and pick pick, pick. If you have the time, remove the climbing tendrils as they grow. Can be grown in deep container pots up a climbing frame. Find out how to cordon train your sweet pea in Sarah's how-to guide.
    Flowering May - August (winter-sown) or June - September (spring-sown), or 12-14 weeks from spring-sowing of seed.
    Vase Life Last 4-5 days in the vase if you avoid direct sunlight and heat. Add a little sugar syrup to the flower water to extend vase life. The flowers have a beautiful scent.
    Harvesting Keep picking as often as you can.
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
    • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
    • Flowers/Harvest
    Advice & Videos
    How to Plant Sweet Pea Seedlings

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    Layering sweet peas

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