Sweet Pea 'Aphrodite'

A pure-white multi-flora sweet pea with lovely long stems and lots of flowers. More
4 seedlings 511083-4 £6.95 Delivery late March
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8 seedlings 511083-8 £9.95 Delivery late March
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12 seedlings 511083-12 £16.50 Delivery late March
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Or buy this as part of our Aegean Summer Sweet Pea Mix.

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A pure-white multi-flora sweet pea with lovely long stems and lots of flowers.

Genus Lathyrus
Variety Aphrodite
Type Hardy Annual Climber
Common Name Sweet Pea
Border Position Climber, Container
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.8m (6ft)
Spacing Plant out, 2 plants to a vertical support, 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. Sweet peas often have quite a hard seed coat so it may help to soften the seed before sowing. To do this, place the seeds on some damp kitchen paper and pop them in a warm spot. Once the seeds start to swell or sprout they are ready to sow. If the seeds don’t seem to be swelling you can try making a small nick in the seed coat (opposite the ‘eye’) as this will help moisture enter the seed and kick-start the germination process.
Care Tips Remove the climbing tendrils as they grow. Tie the stem into your framework on a regular basis. 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 - September
Harvesting Flower production: 4-5 months
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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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Frances

So pleased with the Aphrodite. Produced masses of flowers throughout the summer.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sandra

grew on sarah raven obelisk. grew quite tall and then flower stems curled as too tall for support

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Ms Sheldrick

As you should know, these were replacement seedlings for ones which were not actually all sweet peas. These were fine.