Buckets of Sweet Peas Collection

All the very best colours and the very best sweet peas in this super-abundant massively scented collection. More
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Genus Lathyrus
Group/Species odoratus
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Sweet Pea
Border Position Climber
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 2m (6ft 5in)
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. Add a little sugar syrup to the flower water to extend vase life.
Harvesting 3 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
The sweet pea story

 Find out the fascinating story behind the sweet pea.

How to tie in your sweet peas

In this quick video, Sarah shows you how to tie in your sweet peas for greater production and straighter, longer stems.

Why you should deadhead your sweet peas

Sarah shows you how to deadhead your sweet peas, and tells you why it's important to do so, along with her philosophy of 'the generous gardener gets...

How to make a sweet pea table centrepiece

Sarah shows us how to make a really quick and easy, colourful table centrepiece with sweet peas, something that is perfect for a summer party or...

Sweet peas at Perch Hill

Read about how we grow our sweet peas at Perch Hill.

How to grow sweet peas from seed

Find the best method of growing sweet peas from seed for strong, productive plants.

How to sow sweet peas in winter

Sarah shows you how to sow sweet pea seeds in the winter for more productive plants in the summer months.

How to cordon train your sweet peas

Discover how to cordon train your sweet peas for magnificent plants.

Delivery

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

Seeds Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 1 week for delivery.

Next Day Delivery - Available for next day delivery if ordered before 12:30pm, Monday to Thursday. Applies to in stock seeds and hardware items only.

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Buckets of Sweet Peas Collection reviews

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Reviewed 6th August 2019 by Jennifer

I started picking the sweet peas at the end of may and I am only now letting them go to seed. They have been amazing. So beautiful.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Pauline

Sweet Peas are now looking fantastic in the garden but did have a number of failures at germination stage. Love Sarah Raven products and the sheer variety of seed. Thank you.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Maura

I've always grown mine from seed. This year I bought from Sarah Raven. Both were grown in the same pot system. Mine were always somewhat crumbly and tended to break up when planted. SR's were firm and soooo easy to plant (and the compost was pretty, flecked with gold !). Nary a one broke up. We got a bonus from some pots having 2 plants. Ill health precluded the level of care recommend by SR but the plants thrived. SR did not lie - we did, indeed, get buckets of sweet peas. As fragrant and long stemmed as any we've ever grown. Their demise was eventually down to (dare I say ?!) Monty. I was picking daily and some of the stems were getting short. Gardeners' World said picking every 8 days was best. I left them in peace for eight days and they'd all gone to seed. Moral : Buy from SR, ignore MD, pick at least every other day and live happily ever after !!
Love you, Sarah, (David) & Maura Walker

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Ms McDonnell

The seedlings arrived in good condition and have produced the best and earliest display of sweet peas that I have ever had. They are exquisitely scented and have been much admired and remarked upon by neighbours.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Diane

These were a gift for someone else. They were thrilled. Sarah’s sweet peas are the best!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Monica

I would guess I only had 50% germination

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jennifer

Lovely strong plants with beautiful colours and scent. Very pleased

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Susan

Lovely quality with strong growth providing masses of cut flowers since early Summer.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Margaret

Recently moved to Sussex and were planning my daughters wedding. Her request was for homegrown sweetpeas for September and we had an overgrown neglected garden.

Planted these in tubs and results have been amazing- have picked bunch every day and still picking in November.

Excellent plants arrived in good condition and surpassed our expectations. Yes we had beautiful homegrown sweet peas at the wedding!

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Pel

The seedlings arrived in perfect condition and they flowered continuously from June until October: absolutely gorgeous!

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Linda

Great colours and quality flowered from May till September

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Hilary

Quickly covered in white mould, few flowers.

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Peter

very good. best sweet peas I have had for a long time

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Reviewed 1st October 2018 by Kathryn

Excellent - my favourite product from SR and flowered from very dearly June right through to September.

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Reviewed 21st September 2018 by Joyce

I bought a whole bunch of plug plants and tubers in Spring, all for a clients cutting garden. I grew the plant on until they were 2/3Litre pot size. The plants were all good, strong and sturdy and I only have two that died off in around 275 plants. I was dissappointed with the dahlias though as the not all came true as per the label. I certainly didnt get the Labyrinth that I ordered.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Christine

I have ordered my bulbs, plants and seedlings from Sarah Raven for a good many years now. As with these and further sweet pea orders I was very pleased with the way they grew and the wonderful perfume. Needless to say the service is first class. I have been gardening for 50 or so years, in several different gardens, and I am so pleased that I found Sarah through my recent purchase of an iPad. Another learning curve.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Mrs Davis

Service always excellent. Not a great year with the dry weather, but chose some different varieties which I was not as pleased with. Will go back to my original choice next year.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Samantha

Lack of water means these really struggled this year but not the plants fault. Will try again next year.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Helen

Lots of flowers, beautiful perfume but sadly the lack of rain while we were away meant that they probably didn’t reach their full potential.

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Annabell

Very happy with the seedlings which I planted in larger pots before putting in our garden as we live in Dumfriesshire and wet/cold.
They took their time in getting going but the ones I planted out first did really well. Lovely scents - just about finished now.

My name is Annabel and NOT Annabell

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Reviewed 5th September 2018 by Janet