Highly Scented Sweet Pea Seed Collection

These sweet peas seeds are the most highly scented and beautiful we've found – wonderful performers in the summer garden – a absolute favourite. More
1 tin 130014 £12.50 In stock
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These sweet pea seeds are the strongest perfumed, old-fashioned sweet peas you can grow and they're easy! Included in the collection are Sarah Raven's sweet pea seed sowing and growing instructions.

These are all beautifully boxed in one of our branded seed tins (14cm long x 10cm wide (depth 3cm)) which can be used to collect and store sweet pea seeds in the future.

This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive gift box, with tissue paper and a Sarah Raven gift card. You will be able to add this to your basket once you begin the checkout process. To add a gift message to your order, simply fill out the details at the delivery stage of the checkout.

Please note: only items which are showing ‘in stock’ can be gift wrapped.

Genus Lathyrus
Group/Species 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 2m (6½ft)
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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Delivery

Seed Tin Collection Delivery - Items will be despatched in 5-7 working days. Please note, these collections will cost £4.95 to deliver and are not available for delivery outside the UK.

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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Highly Scented Sweet Pea Seed Collection reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Diana

Particularly smelly & stunning dark colours. Just wish the stalks didn't get so short quickly. Will happily buy more!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Diana

Make a lovely gift and the tin is pretty and useful. Seeds germinated well.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Valerie

This lovely looking tin of sweet peas was bought for a birthday present.
Not one seed germinated. The receiver is a very good keen gardener and have grown sweet peas many times with great results. So no idea why these seeds did not germinate
Wouldn’t buy again.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Juliet

Seeds did not terminate
Nothing note to add

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Reviewed 21st September 2018 by Alison

Produced the best display of sweet peas I have ever grown!

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Jane

Purchased this for a gift, the tin was very nice worth keeping for further use.
My daughter did not get a good show of sweet peas however this may have been due to the unusual spring weather we had. My sweet peas were not very good this year

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Carol

Really disappointing this year. Small blooms and short stems despite a lot of care

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your mail. we are sorry to hear that your sweet peas did not grow as well this summer, the extreme temperatures we experienced affected a lot of varieties in the garden, including sweet peas unfortunately."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by SUSAN

Best sweet peas ever . Beautiful colours and so sweet smelling . We had a very poor spring and I planted rather late but they are beautiful

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Alan

Very good presentation and high quality seeds

Best Sweet Peas ever!

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Reviewed 5th October 2015 by Susan H

Sowed these seeds in January this year and I am still harvesting from them now. They have grown in abundance and smell lovely. The instruction leaflet is very simple to follow and good to keep for reference next year.