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Also known as "Queen of the Annuals" sweet peas are well known for their enchanting fragrance and beautiful flowers which vary in color from white to pink to purple. There are several varieties including climbing (which are grown up canes), as well as bush and dwarf. The sweet pea, which gained wide popularity in the Victorian era, makes a charming addition to a spring and summer garden and is a long-lasting cut flower.
Pick flowers regularly in spring and summer. This will encourage the plant to produce more blooms.
Turn soil over to a depth of 30cm. Add plenty of compost.In the well prepared soil make holes 6cm deep in warmer weather or 2cm when cooler. Drop seeds in and press down firmly on soil. Keep moist.
Attracts useful insects
Southern Italy, Sicily, Aegean Islands
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
This is a must for any spring garden, beautiful flowers with strong fragrance and long lasting in the vase.
Varieties have been bred as cut flowers, with longer stem lengths.
Bicolour, Black, Burgandy, Cream, Purples, Pink, White, Red
Plant with spring annuals and small shrubs.