Sweet Pea 'Betty Maiden'
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|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Cutting Garden, On a Climbing Support
- Broad Tolerance
- May - August (winter-sown) or June - September (spring-sown), or 12-14 weeks from spring-sowing of seed.
- 2m (6ft 6in)
- Common name
- Sweet Pea
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- 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.
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.
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.