Lathyrus odoratus

Sweet Pea


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Nothing provides that sweet, spring garden scent quite like sweet peas do. Their nostalgic fragrance and beauty will have you gushing over them for weeks on end. These plants will provide you with buckets of flowers in a time when not much else is flowering. Water and feed them regularly and they will reward you for it.


20 seeds per packet.

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Flower type:Air
Life cycle:Annual
Climate:Prefers cool growing environment.
Sowing guide:Direct sow (recommended) in March to May or sow in trays and transplant after 4-6 weeks.
Planting Season:Autumn
Germination guide:14-21 days @ 15 C. Darkness required. Cover with a layer of soil. Soak seed in water overnight before sowing.
Good Bee Food:No
Flowering time:June-September, if sown in March to May. Flowers under short daylight days.
Pinch:Yes, when 15-20 cm high.
Position:Full Sun
Final height:150-200 cm

Growing Tips:

Provide vertical support onto which the branches can attach themselves. Be sure to tie up unattached branches as the plant grows to ensure straight flower stems.

Harvesting Tips:

Harvest stems when the first flower has fully opened. Cut tall stems and harvest regularly as this encourages branching and flowering.

Whether you are growing flowers or vegetables or both, growing your own plants from seed, is one of the most rewarding things for any gardener and you don’t even need a green thumb to do it. With our guidance, it couldn’t be easier!