Sweet Pea 'Memorial Flight'

The loveliest of ivory sweet peas, which when in bud has a wash of green on the petal edge. Tall, straight stems and good scent. More
20 seeds 040065 £2.50 In stock
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The loveliest of ivory sweet peas, which when in bud has a wash of green on the petal edge. Tall, straight stems and good scent.

Genus Lathyrus odoratus
Group/Species Spencer
Variety Memorial Flight
Type Hardy Annual, Hardy Annual Climber
Common Name Sweet Pea
Border Position Climber
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 2m (6ft 6in)
Spacing Plant out, 2 plants to a vertical support, 15cm (6in) apart in a mild spell in March-May.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow October-December or January-March, 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.
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.
Flowering Flowers late May from autumn sowing, early summer from spring sowing.
Vase Life 4-5 days. Avoid direct sunlight and heat. This has a beautiful scent.
Harvesting Keep picking as often as you can.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Sweet Pea 'Memorial Flight' reviews

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Reviewed 20th December 2020 by Sarah

I never received my order. My email request for information has been unanswered. I still want the product, not a refund, but i'm currently in limbo not knowing whether its been lost or forgotten.

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Annabel

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Helen

zero seeds germinated from this pack. In comparison I had 100% germination from a cheap spencer mix that was bought in a supermarket.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Marian