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Size and Scent Sweet Pea Collection

Two old-fashioned varieties joined by newly bred equivalents to give you the best of both worlds: powerful scent and whopping stems.
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16 seedlings

DELIVERY INFORMATION
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Position
Cutting Garden, On a Climbing Support
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
May - September
Height
1.8m (6ft)
Common name
Sweet pea
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
75cm (30in)

Description

‘Matucana’ and ‘Painted Lady’ were two of the first sweet peas I grew, which excelled in my first scent trials thirty years ago. I still adore them and grow them every year, but …. I must admit, their stems are, particularly by the end of season, short. That’s why I now grow and pick them in this foursome, each old-fashioned variety joined by a newly bred equivalent, with not quite the power of scent, but huge flowers and whopping stems. They make a great collection.

This collection contains 4 seedlings each of :
  • Lathyrus odoratus 'Matucana'
  • Lathyrus odoratus 'Emilia Fox''
  • Lathyrus odoratus 'Painted Lady'
  • Lathyrus odoratus 'Route 66'

Care Tips

Plant seedlings out during a mild spell March-May, providing support. Tie the stems into your framework on a regular basis and pinch out tendrils.