Sweet Pea Earl Grey

£3.35

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Description

Sweet Pea Earl Grey

Lathyrus odoratus

Breed by Dr Keith Hammett  Sweet pea Earl Grey is the first bicoloured flaked sweet pea. The standard petal has maroon flakes on a white ground while the wings have mauve/purple flakes on a white ground. Flowers are large and wavy with good scent.

‘Earl Grey’ is a vigorous and heavy flowering. It never disappoints!

How to Grow:
Here in the UK I sow from Autumn onwards, undercover or in a sheltered spot. Spencer varieties will also happily grow from a Winter/Early Spring sowing. Sweet peas are hardy so can be planted outside in March or April (or 2-3 months before your last frost date). Provide a strong trellis or support for Sweet peas to climb.

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*Unlike garden peas, sweetpea seeds are poisonous if ingested. Unfortunately mice still like to steal them so are best pre-sprouted 

Details:
Variety: Lathyrus odoratus
Type: Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun in free draining soil.
Sow: Spring or Autumn
Germination: Up to 30 days
Height: 6-8ft
Harvest: May/June – July
Seeds per packet: 20

Cutting /Vase Life:
For the longest vase life, pick when the first flower opens leaving two to open in the vase. Sweetpeas have a relatively short vase life making them the perfect choice when growing your own.

Place flowers straight into ready buckets of water. We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.