The Florist's Collection Sweet Pea Seeds Growing Chart
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How to grow sweet peas from seedSweet Pea
Sow sweet peas at a temperature of 10-15C/50-60F they don’t need high temperatures to germinate. Sow seed individually into deep pots or cell trays filled with good quality compost. Keep somewhere warm; such as in a propagator or on a warm windowsill, and keep the compost moist but not wet until seeds germinate.
When the sweet pea seedlings are growing strongly, pinch out the growing tips to encourage the plants to branch. This will give you several stems and lots of flowers.
Sweet peas are tough plants so they don’t need a warm greenhouse; once the seed has germinated a cold frame or a bright spot near a window in a shed or porch will be fine, but protect the young plants from frosts and severe weather with an extra layer of fleece if necessary. The well-rooted sweet peas can be hardened off ready to be planted outside in spring when soil warms up.
Planting out Sweet Peas
Sweet peas are hungry plants so add a special sweet pea fertiliser to the soil before you plant for the best results.
If you are growing the traditional tall sweet peas, grow them up strong supports; use trellis, sweet pea netting or wigwams made of canes or hazel. Plant the sweet peas at the base of the supports when soil warms up in spring. Our Marberry Obelisk planter is a stylish way to grow tall sweet peas on a patio or in a courtyard garden.
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The Florist's Collection Sweet Pea Seeds
7 varieties SAVE £6.50!
Heathcliff Has exceptionally fragrant emperor purple blooms which are markedly larger than those of the old grandifloras. Their long stems give them greater appeal as cut flowers.
Cream Eggs A modern Grandiflora type of sweet pea – which means more bold flowers and more scent. The luxurious cream petals have a purple edge which changes to vivid blue with age. Perfect for cutting too and bringing indoors to add delicious sweet pea scent to the house.
Blue Ripple Unusual sky blue colour, these fantastic sky blue flowers look absolutely stunning in the garden, not to mention in a vase!
On a closer look they have marbled white and blue markings all over the petals with a much darker blue blotch on the outer side.
They have a delicate fragrance as well and usually grow on long straight stems, perfect for cutting.
Precious Beautifully formed long stemmed blooms of rosy-pink on white ground are carried on long strong stems making them perfect for cutting.
Nimbus One of the more unusual varieties of sweet pea, the white flowers are striped with inky blue markings. Interesting for the garden displays and flower arrangements alike.
Scarlett A unique variety combining the old fashioned scent associated with grandiflora sweet peas, and the flower size and stem length of modern Spencer varieties.
In vibrant red, the colour of romance itself, it is sure to make an impact.
Vera Lynn An exhibition classic on account of its beautiful deep pink petals borne on long stems perfect for cutting and putting in vases you have at home.See Full Description +
- Quantity 7 Packs of seed (140 seeds)
- Height 180cm / 6ft
- Sowing distance 20cm / 8in
Delivery: 5-7 Working Days