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Sweet Pea 'Memories'

An excellent purple with large glamorous flowers and good scent.
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4 seedlings

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Direct Sow/ Plant Out
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Details:

Type
Hardy Annual, Hardy Annual Climber
Position
Climber
Soil
Fertile, Neutral
Flowers
May - August (winter-sown), or June-September (spring-sown), 12-14 weeks from spring sowing of seed.
Height
2m (6ft 6in)
Group/Species
Modern grandiflora
Common name
Sweet Pea
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
4 seedlings
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
Plant out, 2 plants to a vertical support, 15cm (6in) apart in a mild spell in March-May.
Cultivation
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.

Description

An excellent purple with large glamorous flowers and good scent.

This is a modern grandiflora sweet pea. The recent breeding triumph has to be the incredible new band of 'Modern Grandifloras' with all the royal cards in their hand. These have been developed to have large flowers, lots of them, with long stems of the Spencer types, with the bonus of fantastic scent of 'Matucana' and its early brigade.

No garden is complete without sweet peas. Grow them over arches, teepees and trellis and plant them with your runner beans to draw lots of insect pollinators into your veg patch.

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.

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.