Sweet Pea 'Earl Grey'

An antique silk, stippled new variety of sweet pea which looks as beautiful freshly open as when the flowers fade. More
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An antique silk, stippled new variety of sweet pea which looks as beautiful freshly open as when the flowers fade.

Good scent, and impressive stem and flower production. Outstanding in our trials at Perch Hill. 8/10 scent.

Genus Lathyrus
Group/Species Flaked (odoratus), Spencer
Variety Earl Grey
Type Hardy Annual, Hardy Annual Climber
Common Name Sweet pea
Border Position Climber
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 1.8m (5ft 11in)
Spacing 15cm (6in)
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. Plant two plants to a vertical support, 15cm (6in) apart in a mild spell in March-May.
Care Tips Remove the climbing tendrils as they grow. Tie the stem into your framework on a regular basis. These can be grown in deep container pots up a climbing frame. Keep picking flowers as they form to prolong the flowering period.
Flowering Late May - August (winter-sown) or June - September (spring-sown), or 12-14 weeks from spring-sowing of seed.
Vase Life A drop of sugar syrup in the flower water prolongs vase life of all sweet peas.
Harvesting Flower production: up to 4 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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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.

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Sweet Pea 'Earl Grey' reviews

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Reviewed 7th August 2019 by Jane

The plants arrived quickly and were in good condition. They have all thrived and are providing a beautiful display.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Anthony

Good plants and have made an enormous amounts of blooms

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Julie

Straight forward to order and kept informed of delivery. Good online shopping experience

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Alison

The order arrived so late and Plants in poor condition. I telephoned to complain but told read the small print within specified time of three weeks! Could send back...plants have done very badly

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Louise

I've mixed these in with other sweet peas. So pretty.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Joan

They were beautiful - produced strong plants and the flowers were large and plentiful. Will certainly grow them again next year.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Patricia

Really healthy plants arrived that grew on well. The heat last week (over 100 degrees in Cambridge) followed by torrential rain and wind this week has finally killed them. However the flowers were pretty but not very large and with shorter stems than I expected for cutting. My garden must not the the right place for sweetpeas sadly.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Margaret

healthy looking plants a usual but there are four rogue seedlings . one pink and white and three pale blue. Spoils my display !!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Stacey