Harlequin Sweet Pea Mix

Our exclusive collection of brightly coloured sweet pea plants. This collection includes three old-fashioned, highly scented varieties. More
20 seeds 040040 £2.25 In stock
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When in stock, please allow 2-3 working days for delivery.
12 seedlings 510468-12 £17.50 Delivery mid March
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24 seedlings 510468-24 £29.95 Delivery mid March
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Or buy this as part of our Hardy Annual Cutting Patch Collection.

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Our exclusive collection of brightly coloured sweet pea plants.

The seed packet contains a mix of three old-fashioned, highly scented varieties: The seedling collection includes 4 or 8 seedlings each of:

These three have been trialled repeatedly by us and are outstanding in terms of ease of growth, productivity and perfume. They make excellent garden border plants, as well as cut flowers. Not to be missed.

We sow our highly-scented, old-fashioned sweet pea seeds in the winter, as well as in the spring, so that you will have excellent productive plants throughout the summer. Our sweet pea seedlings come with full planting instructions.

Please note: Our seedlings will be delivered with the individual varieties labelled, whereas seeds come mixed together in a single foil.

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 Moist but Well-drained
Height 2m (6ft 7in)
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 - September
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
Advice & Videos
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.

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 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 1 week for delivery.

Seeds Delivery - When in stock, please allow 2-3 working days 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.

Click here to find out more information about our delivery rates and times.

Harlequin Sweet Pea Mix reviews

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Reviewed 9th August 2019 by Judith

well grown young plants and now flowering continuously

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Reviewed 8th August 2019 by Barbara

Good value, plenty of growth and colour.

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Christine

this did not work well, not sure why

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Mrs Pimley

Very disappointing this year, poor growth upwards not reaching anywhere near the height of the 6 foot canes and little or no spread, very few flowers and almost over before they have begun.

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Julia

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Miss Handy

Great germination and strong seedlings. Saw them through mouse attack through the process. Then I took my eye off them in the spring and they all got eaten overnight by slugs/snails

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Gillian

Was disappointed with the flowering this year but think this was because i was on holiday and not around to pick the flowers. Was only away 3 weeks so wished tjhey had flowered for longer. Incidentally they were on an irrigation watering syste

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Clare

High quality goods. Speedy service, and excellent organisation.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Michelle

I’m quite disappointed for the price I’ve paid as I followed all instructions and tips given by both Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson starting the seeds off in the winter,but have had only about 8 flowers so far at this stage at the beginning of August! I have lovingly tended the plants for a very poor show really. I have only had blue flowers so far no pink at all! Not sure I’d pay these prices plus expensive postage again. I would normally have asked for a refund if I had purchased something that I didn’t have to wait to grow!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Edwin

First year of growing sweet peas, colours and scent good, still cutting a few
A success!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Pamela

Not sure whether it was the seed compost which I bought specially this year (John Innes for seeds) but they did not germinate at all. It is the first time I have had a failure with these

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Davina

Good quality plants, all of which have grown well. Plants well protected by packaging - no complaints

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mary

Not as robust as Clouds of Scent and now end of July bald stems/yellowing-grey leaves even after deadheading and general picking and a lot of feeding

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Dr Yeates

they are over now and I have cleaared them away. They were exellent. lots of flowers and heavily scsented. had vases of them in the house an dgave ssome to my daughter for her birthday.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Roger

Excellent seedlings which grew perfectly

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Anne

Same comments as above. Great plants with amazing scent.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Georgina

The seedlings arrived in perfect condition, well packaged.
Since planting out, they have grown really well and keep producing beautiful,perfumed flowers, in fact I keep cutting so many, my neighbour is being given a bunch every few days.
I will certainly order more seedlings next year.
I’ve always had very good seeds and plants from Sarah Raven.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jennifa

They were packed very well and good strong plants. The perfume was beautiful. However although I fed and watered them regularly they went over very quickly and the flower stalks became very short. Perhaps because of the weather?

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Valerie

Lovely strong smell. Flowering profusely at the moment

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Climpson

Slow start but flowering profusely now

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sheelagh

The service is always great. My bad choice here. There are much better varieties to my taste

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Diane

The sweet peas grew well and I keep picking them - a succss

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Helen

Seeds germinated well. Not as scented as I expected and have not flowered for very long despite feeding and watering well..

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Pauline

These sweet peas were amazing! When received as plug plants they looked healthy and with strong roots and quickly established themselves once planted out in the garden. They’ve since been producing an abundance of flowers every day for the past 10 weeks and the fragrance is divine!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Tim

Unfortunately none of the seeds germinated.

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Reviewed 1st June 2019 by Katherine

Excellent website, clear delivery emails, everything delivered on time and safely

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Alison

These grew and flowered well. The scent and colours were fantastic. Two flowered better than the third.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Julia

All the plants arrived good and healthy. Most grew well, but those that flowered, flowered well. The rest were very indifferent. Lasted until October. My only plantings were better quality overall. In future I will grow my own from seed.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Heather

The sweet peas did not do well. I emailed Sarah Raven to this effect on 11.10.18. I forwarded a copy of the roots of the sweet peas. The reply I received was not satisfactory. It stated that this had not been a good year for sweet peas.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Loraine

Beautiful perfume and flowered all summer inspire of a hot July. Healthy plants also well packed.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Shirley

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Vera

Beautiful flowers from strong seedlings.

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by Gill

Large, long stemmed flowers with lovely scent at the start of the season. They continued to flower for quite a long time

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Tom

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Peggy

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Reviewed 13th October 2018 by Carole

Very vigorous plants with plenty of flowers. Very pleased with the results. The plants were in good condition when delivered and the ordering and delivery process was very efficient.

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Wilma

Not exciting I’m afraid,mostly purple flowers Thought they would be more Harlequin!

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Elizabeth

Strong seedlings which developed into a beautiful display of sweet peas from June to September. Great service. Thank you

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Sally

Lovely scent and lots and lots of cutting that went on for ages. Will buy again next year.

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Reviewed 26th September 2018 by Alice

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Reviewed 24th September 2018 by Joyce

Great collection of sweet peas. Lovely perfume and a good range of colour. This is my third year of this collection and I love them.

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Reviewed 22nd September 2018 by Elaine

The sweet peas started flowering in May - and still have a few flowers on them, in spite of the recent storms! Scent was amazing and filled our garden and house (and friends houses) all summer. Colours were stunning - a great mix. Lots of bunches to give to friends and a lovely addition to our cottage garden. Can't wait to grow them again!

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Reviewed 21st September 2018 by Susan

The sweet pea seedlings were excellent quality and are still flowering.
I have had so many to pick.
Sadly the wallflower seedlings I received from you a few weeks ago were a different story. I planted them the day after I received them and 5 of the 15 look dead, the others are not too good with yellow leaves.
Last years wallflowers were very good but I don't think I'll bother again.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Angela

They were brilliant and flowered well. Lovely colours.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Catherine

I loved the colours, and the scent. At the beginning of the blooming period, the flowers had very good length of stem. However, despite my best efforts to water and feed adequately, the later stages of flowering were disappointing: I’m inclined to attribute this to the weeks of blisteringly hot weather. Last year, with a different collection, I was still gathering 50-100 blooms at week in mid-September. This year, the plants are exhausted.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Mary

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Frances

Absolutely wonderful collection of sweet peas and they are still flowering - in the Outer Hebrides! Along with the other sweet peas they won first prize in our local show!

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Maureen

These plants started off brilliantly but the hot dry weather didn't suit them . This meant i had bo sweet peas in vases.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Christine

Seedlings are always good and arrive in excellent condition.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Lynda

Again they just did not perform ! I know it has been a difficult hot summer but I did water and feed them.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your sweet peas and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Julie

My sweet peas were easy to growh, very colourful and produced blooms for many months in a container on the patio. I will definitely purchase them again!

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sarah

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Heather

Flowered and flowered and flowered - I couldn’t pick fast enough! Glorious scent. Fabulously long stems. Kept me in blooms for the house all summer.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Penny

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Bryan

Excellent Plants, Excellent Service

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Reviewed 17th September 2018 by Celia

I was very disappointed this year as my sweet peas didn’t do at all well. Last year they were wonderful.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Sweet Peas and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Elizabeth

Strong plants which have flowered profusely.

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Reviewed 5th September 2018 by Yvonne

This is the second year I have purchased sweet peas from you and again a wonderful showing throughout the year. The smell of these sweet peas is wonderful and I was cutting them and bringing them indoors every other day. I had so many flowers I was cutting them for my neighbours as well.

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Anne

Loads of flowers but stems very short and a bit disappointed with the limited selection of colours. Will buy a different collection next year

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Angela

Grown well, colourful just on their way out now

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Jane

These were a present for a friend who found them truly wonderful.

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Sally

Sweet peas are quality but haven’t been as good as usual due to the unusually hot weather

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Mrs Chapman

Same comments as per the other sweet peas from you - will definitely be repeating next year. Lovely plants, lovely blooms, lovely scent - Thanks very much. My only failure from you has been one dying purple alstromeria so very good overall.

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Gail

I have been growing sarah raven sweet peas for many yearsand have found this mix to be my favourite. However this year the Lord Nelson seedlings have not performed as well as the other two varieties. In fact I would say the Prince Edward of York have been dominant - so a bit too much pink. Not sure why that is. It has been unusually hot for the east of Scotland this year but I have watered regularly. They still provide a lovely splash of colour and a wonderful perfume.

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Ruth

Had the same sweet peas last year from you.plants arrived in good condition.flowering not as long as last year due to the heat and lack of water

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by JEAN

Excellent. The best sweet peas I've ever grown. They all came and flowered very well.

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Jane

They've always been successful and strong

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Cyril

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Marian

Yes! I like your careful packaging of good quality plants and the efficient updating of an order. The cosmos have grown like Jack'S beanstalk this year and have rather outgrown their planned site but I'M sure that is due to the unusual conditions this year.

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Anna

Well, the sweet peas developed rather bad mildew and did not grow very high. I am sure this was due to the drought.
The polygonatum hybridum did not grow at all so I have not given it a star.
The summer fruit salad was a 'star' and has flowered all summer (and is still flowering)>

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Ray

Sweet peas have been great although I would have liked a greater variety of colour - nearly all purple, Not enough pink. Good show and still flowering.

Sweet Pea seedlings

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Reviewed 10th June 2016 by Michael Barry Darlington

For health reasons I was behind with my gardening this season. I adore sweet peas but all the usual internet providers were out of stock. How fortunate I checked Sarah Raven site. I have bought from them in in the past and although a fraction more pricy than some other sites, her goods have always been of the highest quality. I ordered the Harlequin Sweet pea mix. They arrived today and are of superb quality. I immediately repeated the order and had the added bonus of a reduced sale price. I would highly recommend anyone who's buying plants in particular and appreciates top quality, to visit Sarah Raven's site first. Mike Darlington.

Fantastic display

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Reviewed 25th August 2015 by C Sloper

I bought these as 12 seedlings this year and they have been fabulous! Over 2 full months of flowering and completely covered my 6ft high obelisk. The scent was really strong and the colour mix stunning.