Vintage Silk Sweet Pea Mix

Grow and pick these three – the most powerfully scented varieties of sweet pea. More
20 seeds 040050 £2.20 In stock
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12 seedlings 510711-12 £17.50 Delivery mid March
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24 seedlings 510711-24 £29.95 Delivery mid March
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Grow and pick these three – the most powerfully scented varieties of sweet pea.

Our exclusive seed mix includes:

Our exclusive seedling collection includes 4 or 8 seedlings each of:

Over the last 15 years we've trialled almost 100 different varieties of sweet peas, looking for delicious scent as our number one requirement. These are the very best varieties, pinched out for strong, long-flowering and highly productive plants.

No garden is complete without sweet peas. Grow them over arches, teepees and trellis and plant them with your runner beans to draw lots of insect pollinators into your veg patch.

We sow our highly-scented, old-fashioned sweet pea seeds in the winter, as well as in the spring, so that you will have excellent productive plants throughout the summer. Our sweet pea seedlings come with full planting instructions.

Please note: Our seedlings will be delivered with the individual varieties labelled, whereas seeds come mixed together in a single foil.

Genus Lathyrus
Group/Species odoratus
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Sweet Pea
Border Position Climber
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 2m (6ft 7in)
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. Sweet peas often have quite a hard seed coat so it may help to soften the seed before sowing. To do this, place the seeds on some damp kitchen paper and pop them in a warm spot. Once the seeds start to swell or sprout they are ready to sow. If the seeds don’t seem to be swelling you can try making a small nick in the seed coat (opposite the ‘eye’) as this will help moisture enter the seed and kick-start the germination process.
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 May - September
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
Advice & Videos
How to sow sweet peas in winter

Sarah shows you how to sow sweet pea seeds in the winter for more productive plants in the summer months.

The sweet pea story

 Find out the fascinating story behind the sweet pea.

How to tie in your sweet peas

In this quick video, Sarah shows you how to tie in your sweet peas for greater production and straighter, longer stems.

Why you should deadhead your sweet peas

Sarah shows you how to deadhead your sweet peas, and tells you why it's important to do so, along with her philosophy of 'the generous gardener gets...

How to make a sweet pea table centrepiece

Sarah shows us how to make a really quick and easy, colourful table centrepiece with sweet peas, something that is perfect for a summer party or...

Sweet peas at Perch Hill

Read about how we grow our sweet peas at Perch Hill.

How to grow sweet peas from seed

Find the best method of growing sweet peas from seed for strong, productive plants.

How to cordon train your sweet peas

Discover how to cordon train your sweet peas for magnificent plants.

Delivery

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 1 week for delivery.

Seeds Delivery - When in stock, please allow 2-3 working days for delivery.

Next Day Delivery - Available for next day delivery if ordered before 12:30pm, Monday to Thursday. Applies to in stock seeds and hardware items only.

Click here to find out more information about our delivery rates and times.

Vintage Silk Sweet Pea Mix reviews

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Reviewed 12th August 2019 by Heidi

I expected to see more colours than just purple and white.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Caroline

They have grown very well, smell gorgeous and I am still picking a large bunch every couple of days......

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Carol

Good strong plants just coming into flower they are beautiful!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Alison

Really beautiful colours and scent.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lucy

Disappointing crop. Not very good germination rate

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Linda

Very strong healthy plants supplied.
Cupani very vigorous, strongly scented and flowered profusely.
Hi-scent took a while to get going but is flowering well now.
Blue ripple not so good, two plants withered away, remaining are not very vigorous and have fewer flowers but they are highly scented.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Caroline

Arrived with no fuss or problem. Masses of scented, colourful flowers as promised. Provided us with vases of flowers for every room of the house, for weeks!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Lots of seeds did not germinate. Took a long time to get to any height and then a very disappointing display of flowers. Small heads and little fragrance and very small quantity of blooms

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Rachel

Very helpful telephone sales people. I was mistakenly overcharged, but this was rectified soon as I called back.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Julia

Really lovely mixture of colours and very fragrant

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Tessa

Nice plants - took rather a long time to arrive - but elegant colour mix and gorgeous perfume.

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by June

These were doing well, but despite watering they suffered in the hot weather

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Richard

Both Sweet Pea Collections went on blooming for ages, with the most fantastic scent. I hope to order more in the spring. Very pleased with them. Thank you.

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Reviewed 26th September 2018 by Jane

Produced months of beautifully perfumed cut flowers. Great value.

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Beryl

Amazing. Never stopped flowering. Both my sister and brother will be buying these from you next year. Would like to say, this also goes for the cosmos, which are still flowering. Big order next year

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sara

still getting raspberries delicious

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Julie

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Diane

Again beautiful plants lovely colours gorgeous scent

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Lesley

These sweet peas were absolutely exceptional both in scent and colour.
I gave many posies to my friends and family and still the plants produced more and now I have lots of seeds for next year. Who could ask for more?

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Reviewed 13th September 2018 by Marisa

Marvelous I’ve ppcked a bunch daily through your summer.

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Cilla

Again as above really .. disappointed with range of colours in particular.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Sweet peas and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Jayne

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Michele

I was looking forward to a bountiful display but even though I planted them in a spot that got sun until two pm and harvested the few flowers regularly there were hardly any flowers particularly on the deep purple one.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. Sweet peas do best in a full sun position so it may be worth planting them in a different area next summer. We have refunded you for the seedlings and apologise for the disappointment."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Jane

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Lacey-Hatton

They provided a long flowering time, lots of flowers to cut and an exquisite scent.

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Julie

Excellent pre sale service and delivery. Again, the plants were adversely stunted because of the heat this summer but did provide lovely blooms.

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Mrs Clark

They only lasted a few days and died!

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that your sweet peas failed to survive. If you would care to contact our Customer Services Team at info@sarahraven.com they will be happy to refund you for these. In the future if you contact us at the time of any occurrences such as this , we will be able to arrange for a replacement set to be sent out to you."

Posted 7th November 2018

Not bad

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Reviewed 8th July 2018 by Rebecca

I ordered the seedlings in May as I was too late to sow my own sweet peas this year. Arrived in good condition, just starting to flower now. Hi-scent is a good strong grower and the flowers smell divine. Cupani is not as strong a grower as hi-scent but still good and flowering but scent quite light. Lilac ripple in my experience is a weak grower and much behind and shorter than the others, no where near flowering. This collection is not as good as the ultimate sweet pea collection which I grew before and will opt for next year.

The best scent!

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Reviewed 5th June 2018 by Hannah Lane

I grew these for the first time this year. They began flowering early June and have filled the air with the most glorious scent. I will definitely be getting this collection again.