Sweet Peas are an easy flower to grow. They are undemanding and pretty well disease free, but like all plants will benefit more from good treatment.
This excellent value collection includes individual packets of Kings High Scent, Princess Elizabeth, Beaujolais and Leamington.
Beaujolais sweet pea produces large, highly scented and deep burgundy maroon flowers.
Kings High Scent
A very highly scented modern grandiflora type producing a delicate violet picotee with primrose to cream base.
A well scented Spencer variety which produces salmon pink blooms on a rich cream ground.
Deep lavender with strongly waved petals. Strongly scented.
WHEN TO SOW
September to April
WHERE TO SOW
September sowings in flowering site 2cm (1″) deep. Later sowings in pots or deep modules, such as rootrainers. 2 seeds to a module or 5 seeds to a pot, place in a cold frame to over winter. January sowings in unheated glasshouse. March sowings in a cold frame and April sowings direct to the flowering site.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Glasshouse raised seedlings should be hardened off during March. Plant out pot grown seedlings in the flowering site 15cm (6″) apart in April. Thin direct sown seedlings to 10cm (4″) apart. Pick the flowers regularly to encourage new growth.
June to September
When plants are about 15cm (6″) tall, pinch out the growing tip to encourage secondary growth.