Sweet Pea 'Anniversary'

Sweet Pea 'Anniversary' is a white and palest pink sweet pea – spectacular. It is exceptionally long-flowering with long stems. More
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Sweet Pea 'Anniversary' is a white and palest pink sweet pea – spectacular. It is exceptionally long-flowering with long stems. 7/10 scent.

Spencer type sweet peas were initially bred by Silas Cole, a gardener working for the Spencer family in 1900. Everyone went mad for this frilly, flamboyant, scented flower and lots of work went into expanding the range so that they gradually became available in almost every colour.

No garden is complete without sweet peas. Grow them over arches, teepees 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 sow our highly-scented, old-fashioned sweet pea seeds in the winter, as well as in the spring, so that you will have excellent productive plants throughout the summer. Our sweet pea seedlings come with full planting instructions.

Genus Lathyrus odoratus
Variety Anniversary
Group Spencer

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Type Hardy Annual Climber
Common Name Sweet Pea
Border Position Climber
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 2 metres (6ft)
Spacing Plant out, 2 plants to a vertical, 15cm (6in) apart in a mild spell in March-May.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow October-December or January-March, 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.
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 June - September
Vase Life 4-5 days. Avoid direct sunlight and heat. This has 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
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Lovely sweet pea

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Reviewed 5th September 2016 by Elaine Hughes

This is the best sweet pea I have ever grown. Lots of strong stems, lovely scent and hasn't diminished at all, all summer.
Will definitely be growing it again next year and hope to find others with equal vigour

Sweet Peas from seed

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Reviewed 17th November 2014 by ELIZABETH WALKER

I grow a different selection every year in your black plastic root trainers. Have to treat with care but they do a great job. Plant out in May and go sailing for a month. On return I cut down to 2 strong side shoots and train them up the poles. In full flower in July & Aug when garden is open for NGS. Anniversary & Prince Edward of York (and Noel Sutton) are the best for longevity. But I always grow a large tub of Matucana outside my back door for scent!