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Sweet Pea 'Betty Maiden'

I've been on the lookout for a sweet pea with a white or ivory base and a blueness added to the petal edge. 'Betty Maiden' is just that.
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20 seeds

4 seedlings

8 seedlings

12 seedlings

Delivery:

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Climber
Position
Cutting Garden, On a Climbing Support
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
May - August (winter-sown) or June - September (spring-sown), or 12-14 weeks from spring-sowing of seed.
Height
2m (6ft 6in)
Group/Species
Spencer
Common name
Sweet Pea
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
15cm
Cultivation
Sow October to April, 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

I’ve been on the lookout for a sweet pea with a white or ivory base and a blueness added to the petal edge. ‘Betty Maiden’ is just that, perfect for arranging with mauves and blues, and just as lovely with ivories and whites. It’s a super versatile colour combination. 8/10 scent.

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.