Beautiful, lightly scented pure white flowers on long stems which are great for cutting or growing up canes, netting or trellis as a screen.
Cool weather annual that is best grown in rich, humusy, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates some light shade. Compost may be incorporated into the growing area prior to planting.
Best performance occurs in cool soils (soil mulch helps) in cool summer climates with good air circulation.
Sweet pea can be a challenge to grow well in hot and humid summers where, as temperatures rise, plants will decline rapidly to the point where removal from the garden becomes necessary.
Provide even moisture and regular fertilizer throughout the growing season. Avoid overhead watering to the extent possible. In warm winter areas, seed may be sown in fall or late fall for winter and spring bloom. Avoid planting sweet peas in the same location in consecutive years. Plants may be grown in bushy mounds or as climbers. Climbers need a support structure on which to grow (e.g., trellis net, fence, strings, stakes or bamboo pyramid). Deadhead spent flowers to prolong bloom.
Genus - Lathyrus
Species - Odoratus
Variety - Swan Lake
Common name - Sweet Pea
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 1,80 m
Spread - 0,30 - 0,45 m
Plant type - Annual Flower
Exposure - Full Sun, light shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Loosy, deep, chalky soil with even supply of water
Water requirements - Average, Well Draining
Landscape uses - Borders, beds, balcony containers, cutting
Bloom season - July - August
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White
Sow indoors from January to March or September to October in trays of seed compost. Sow 1 seed per pot.
Sow thinly, cover with 10-15 mm of compost. Firm gently and keep moist. Cover with glass, clear plastic or propagator lid.
Keep at +15C. Seedlings appear in 12-21 days.
Remove cover then seedlings appear. Grow on at ~+15C.
Transplant when large enough into individual 10 cm pots. Transplant in to permanent position after the last frost 20 cm apart.
Remove dead flowers to prolong flowering. Keep moist and weed free.
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