Venetian & Amethyst Sweet Pea Collection

This is such a lovely combination in the garden, growing up a support and giving colour to your patch. More
24 seedlings 510529 £28.95 Delivery late March
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This collection contains 12 seedlings each of:

Genus Lathyrus odoratus
Type Hardy Annual Climber
Common Name Sweet Pea
Border Position Climber
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 2 metres (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 - August (winter-sown) or June - September (spring-sown), or 12-14 weeks from spring-sowing of seed.
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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Venetian & Amethyst Sweet Pea Collection reviews

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Reviewed 23rd November 2018 by Rosamund

This collection, although obviously not cheap, was a fantastic investment. The plants bloomed in profusion not only throughout their expected season but well beyond it, so that I was able to supply not only my own house but those of my friends with beautiful and exquisitely scented sweet peas for months on end. Very, very highly recommended.

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by Susan

the service was excellent and the items arrived well packaged and in good condition. They excelled in a large free standing pot and had a strong scent, but did not do quite so well on a south facing trellis. My only reason for not 5 stars was the lack of white and paler flowers - they were all very dark. They were certainly long lasting and I had plenty of cut flowers throughout the season. Would probably buy again for the scent and quantity of flowers produced with constant picking.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Alison