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Sweet Pea, Erewhon
Bicolor combination with standard petals in pale pink and wing petals in blue.
Sweet Peas will flutter into your heart, with their fairylike form, storybook charm and dreamy sweet fragrance. Erewhon is a reverse bicolor, with pale pink standard petal and mid-blue wings. Great in floral arrangements and early spring bouquets.
Sow in average soil in full sun in early spring. In frost free areas, Sow from fall to early spring. Sow seeds about 3" apart and cover with 2" of fine soil. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
How to Grow
Seedlings emerge in 10-14 days. Thin to stand about 6" apart when seedlings are 1-2" high. Climbers need some sort of support around which they can wrap their tendrils. In a greenhouse, they climb nicely on strings or wire strung from floor to ceiling. Outside, they can climb a fence, trellis, or tall tripod. Dwarf cultivars need no support.
In the cool weather of spring, sweet peas add a wonderful old-fashioned feel to flower beds, trellises, and containers. Grow some in a cutting garden for indoor enjoyemnt. Sweet peas make excellent cool greenhouse plants for winter cut flowers.