Sweet Pea (Lathyrus Odoratus Red) 30 seeds (#2169)
Abundantly flowering annual summer flower with a lovely scent for covering arbours, fences, pergolas and walls. Grows up to 1.2 meter.
Multipurpose use in borders and colourful beds. Also suitable for balcony containers and for cutting (long lasting).
Actually native to Italy, the famous garden Sweet Pea is usually considered a garden flower. It will add brilliant color to annual wildflower seed plantings.
Sweet Pea’s quick and fragrant blooms catches eye in every garden.
Approximately 50 seeds in 3g packet.
Genus - Lathyrus
Species - Odoratus
Variety - Red
Common name - Sweet Pea
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 1,20 m
Spread - 0,20 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 - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / red
1. Choose a site in full sun with rich, well-drained soil.
2. Soak sweet pea seeds in warm water for 2 to 6 hours before planting.
3. Plant seeds in early spring, as soon as the soil has thawed thoroughly (March to May). Soil temperatures and moisture levels vary widely at this time of year - if you don't see any seedlings after a week or so, replant. The best sowing time - from January inside to June outside.
4. Once seeds have germinated, thin plants so that they stand 6 to 12 inches apart.
5. Provide support for your sweet peas to climb (unless they're the dwarf, bushy types that need no support) - they can grow up to 8 feet tall. Good support candidates include netting, trellises, arbors, fences and string supports.
6. Keep soil evenly moist. Mulching is a good idea.
7. Trim or pinch faded flowers to promote longer blooming.
8. Fertilize every two to four weeks, or work in a slow-release fertilizer at planting time. Sweet peas are heavy feeders.
9. Tear out and discard plants after heat arrives and they begin to look ratty.
Info source: eHow.com