Lathyrus odoratus 'Pluto'

spencer sweet pea seed Pluto

approx 20 seeds £2.99 Buy
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    Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Flower colour: bluish purple
  • Hardiness: hardy annual

    This lusciously coloured sweet pea will add bold splashes of colour to the border, where the bluish-purple flowers will look fab mixed with rich plums, lilacs and strong purples. The flowers appear throughout the summer if dead-headed regularly and have a delicate, sweet scent.

  • Garden care:From October to late February, sow seeds into deep pots or root trainers filled with a good-quality seed compost and place them in a cold frame. Pinch out the tips as the plants grow to encourage them to become bushier and produce more flowers, and harden off before planting out in early April. Direct sowings can also be made in October or March-April. It is important to remove the faded flowers before they set seed, so picking them to fill a vase inside will only encourage more to form.

  • Sow: October-April

  • Flowering: June-September

  • Approximate quantity: 20 seeds.

Lathyrus odoratus 'Midnight'

spencer sweet pea seed Midnight

Strong colour and a sweet perfume

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Lathyrus odoratus 'Beaujolais'

spencer sweet pea seed Beaujolais

One of the darkest forms

£1.99 Buy

Lathyrus odoratus 'Matucana'

spencer sweet pea seed Matucana

Renowned for its heavenly fragrance

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Willow poles for sweet peas

Willow poles for sweet peas

Ideal for runner beans and sweet peas

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