An old-fashioned looking sweet pea, with room-filling fragrance. Beautiful collection of colors. The large flowers have ruffled, bicolor petals on 8-12" stems, which makes them wonderful for arrangements. Plants are heat tolerant. GARDEN HINTS: Sow near a fence or trellis, in a sunny area, as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. Plants grow best in cool weather. Mulching is recommended to keep soil cool and conserve moisture. For earlier bloom, start seeds indoors, in a cool location, 6-8 weeks before last heavy frost. In the Deep South, Gulf and Pacific Coast areas, sow seeds from fall to early spring.
The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.
The typical height of this product at maturity.
The width of the plant at maturity.
Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.
Borders, Cut Flowers, Trellis or Lattice
This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.
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Sweet Pea, Sweet Dreams Mix is rated
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Rated 5 out of
Gorgeous flowers!Hands down my favorite flower in my large garden! I planted directly in the soil along the corner and sides of my raised bed. Germination was quick and impressive, after the seedlings were 2 weeks old I covered with 3 inches of mulch. I stuck a few bean poles along the edges of the bed with cheap, fabric trellising. They all fly right up to the top (6ft) with only minimal coaching. They make the whole garden smell great! Will definitely replant next year!!
Date published: 2013-07-21
Rated 5 out of
Great little seed.I live in the 5a-6b region, and I got my Sweetpea seedsalmart where I work. I didn't have a clue as to what I was supposed to do with these seeds just loved the name, so I purchased them. I planted them as directed on the package with my Miraclegrow potting soil and some Humus. I didn't think they would grow, but to my surprise they are coming up! I'm as pleased as punch and am so excited! I'm keeping the soil moist as directed and hope they can soon be transplanted into my now garden that I have put in my backyard. I also purchased the Nasturiums seeds and planted them just like I did the Sweetpea seeds and they are also coming up! Couldn't be happier with my Burpee Seeds. I will definately purchase some of the plants they all look so healthy and well cared for. Kudos, Burpee!!
Date published: 2012-05-02
Rated 1 out of
Never GerminatedI planted these right in the garden and they never sprouted. Maybe I had a bad batch? I had obelisks for them to grow up, and am trying climbing nasturtiums in their place. Hopefully they will take!
Date published: 2009-05-30
Rated 5 out of
easy togrowThe way to get these seeds going is to put them on top of a very wet paper towel overnight in a plastic tray. You should keep the tray moist by checking on it once a day for 2 days. When the seeds crack, then you should take them out to the garden for planting. Finally, once you cover the seeds with a light soil, water them, and then lay a plastic "flat"-those you take home with you when you buy a lot of plants-and keep the flat over the seeds until the plants get a few inches high. Otherwise the birds and critters will scoop them up without your knowing about it and you'll think the seeds did not grow. I do this with sunflowers and snap peas as well. I LOVE planting these sweet peas and they do return every year if you let them die out and throw the seed pods back into the soil.
Date published: 2007-12-30
Rated 2 out of
Didn't Have Luck....I planted these as seeds, with my young daughter (her flowers...) and was really not impressed. I followed instructions on soil temps etc. Germination was mediocre and the plants were not all that impressive. The perfume from the flowers was very nice, however, but I doubt I'd try these again.
Perhaps I got a bad batch of seed...
Date published: 2007-07-16
Rated 5 out of
Best of the Sweet PeasThese are the best Sweet Peas I have grown. Beautiful scent, Long stems with multiple flowers on each stem. The flowers are large for sweet peas. They are wonderful for cutting and withstand heat better than others. I would grow no others.