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.
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.