Sweet Pea 'Blue Velvet'

The richest, most saturated, deep blue-purple with long-flowering season and whopper stems. Good scent too. More
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The richest, most saturated, deep blue-purple with long-flowering season and whopper stems. Good scent too. Scent 8/10.

Genus Lathyrus odoratus
Variety Blue Velvet
Group Spencer

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Type Hardy Annual Climber
Common Name Sweet Pea
Border Position Climber
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 2 metres (6ft)
Spacing Plant out, 2 plants to a vertical, 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.
Care Tips Remove the climbing tendrils as they grow. Tie the stem into your framework on a regular basis. These grow well in container pots up a climbing frame.
Flowering Flowers late May from autumn sowing, early summer from spring sowing.
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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Reviewed 14th July 2016 by Jackie Davis

I sowed these in root trainers in February and then planted them out in May. They have been gorgeous. A beautiful deep colour and a lovely scent. I have been picking them for weeks. I think the key to success has been very rich, manured soil and plenty of rain which we have had for months! Highly recommended.