Sweet Pea 'Blue Ripple'
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|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Hardy Annual, Hardy Annual Climber
- Fertile, Neutral
- May - August (winter-sown), or June-September (spring-sown), 12-14 weeks from spring sowing of seed.
- 2m (6ft 6in)
- Common name
- Sweet Pea
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- Plant out, 2 plants to a vertical support, 15cm (6in) apart in a mild spell in March-May.
- 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.
Sweet Pea 'Blue Ripple' is ivory-white tinged with blue, which deepens in colour as the flowers age. It has beautiful scent and flowers that grow on long, straight stems.
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.