Sweet Pea 'Gwendoline'
In this mix
|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.
Good long stems with many flowers on a stem and TONS of flowers on the plants. This did well in the Parham sweet pea trial I wrote about for The Telegraph in 2017. We then trialled it at Perch Hill last summer and we loved it’s simple cheeriness. Good scent 8/10.
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.