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Sweet Pea 'Emilia Fox'

This sweet pea, trialled with us last summer is 'Matucana' but with stems twice as long.
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20 seeds

4 seedlings (190733-4)

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 - September
Height
1.8m (6ft)
Common name
Sweet Pea
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
15cm (6ft)
Cultivation
Sow October to April, 2 seeds into 1 Rootrainer, thin to 1. When roots fill container, pot on 2 seedlings together into a 1 litre pot. Pinch out tips. If autumn sown, overwinter in a light, cool place.

Description

I adore the sweet pea ‘Matucana’ and the mix of crimson and purple of its flowers, but it is frustrating towards the end of its season how short its stems become. Emilia Fox, trialled with us last summer is ‘Matucana’ but with stems twice as long.

Care Tips

Tie stems into your framework on a regular basis and pinch out tendrils. Feed with potash-rich fertiliser to prevent mildew.