Sweet Pea ‘Sugar 'n Spice’ / Lathyrus odoratus / For containers /Seeds

(Code: TH_065)
£ 1.79
Sweet Pea ‘Sugar 'n Spice’ / Lathyrus odoratus / For containers /Seeds

A dwarf compact mixture of Sweet Peas, with a spreading habit, ideal for baskets and containers.  Plants grow 20-40cm cm in height and have wide colour range of flowers, from June to August/September.  Plant in groups for the best effect.

Sweet Peas like full sun and fertile well drained soil. 

Pack of 30 seeds.  Sow in autumn/winter in pots in a coldframe, for planting out in spring.  And/or sow in spring directly into containers.    Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.

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Hardiness Hardy annual (non climber) (RHS Hardiness H2)
Flowers June to August/September
Height 20 - 40cm
Spread Plant about 10cm apart
Conditions  Sun, fertile well-drained soil and plenty of water

Sow in autumn/winter in small pots of compost in a cold frame or greenhouse.  Sow 2 or 3 seeds per pot,about 1-2cm deep.  Seeds germinate in 1-3 weeks.  Pinch out the tips of seedlings once they are established (eg more than 10cm tall) to encourage bushier growth.  Plant out into containers in spring.  Or sow in spring directly into containers.   Autumn/winter sowings flower earlier than spring sowings.

Grow Plants grow in spring, flower in summer and then die in late summer, when they can be removed. Provide plenty of water and fertilize regularly.  Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.