Sweet Pea Flower Seeds Packet

$2.35

SKU: SESWEE
Barcode: 843458152682

Fragrant annual climbing vine with pink/purple blooms. A delicate beauty in the garden and a great cut flower.

  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Genus: Lathers
  • Species: Odoratus
  • Plant Height/Width: Climbing vine up to 100"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Difficulty: Easy

Step One: Timing

When to start?

  • plant sweet peas in the late winter and early spring.

Step Two: Starting

Where to start and how to sow?

  • Sow three seeds together about a foot between groups of seeds. Plant sweet pea seeds about 1 inch down in the soil. Work compost into the soil about six weeks before planting the seeds for better blooms. Compost will also improve poor soil.

Step Three: Growing

How to keep happy?

  • Sweet peas prefer rich but well-drained soil. A slightly alkaline soil pH (about 7.5) is ideal.
  • They benefit from bone or blood meal supplements during the growing season

Sweet Pea

The ornamental sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus) is beloved for its vibrant colors and delightful fragrance, a cherished addition to informal cottage gardens. Originating from the Mediterranean, these sun-loving plants thrive in moist, rich, slightly alkaline soil, often benefitting from bone or blood meal supplements during the growing season to enhance flowering. Typically trained up trellises or fences or cascading from pots, they add a charming vertical dimension to any garden. Despite their name, sweet peas are inedible and pose toxicity risks to both humans and pets. With open pollination and spring blooms, they can be planted in fall in warmer regions to yield winter blossoms, extending their seasonal allure.

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Doesn't play well with other

To optimize pea growth, avoid planting them near onions, garlic, or potatoes. These crops may compete for nutrients and space or emit substances hindering pea development.

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Doesn't play well with other

To optimize pea growth, avoid planting them near onions, garlic, or potatoes. These crops may compete for nutrients and space or emit substances hindering pea development.

The Brief and Glorious History of the Sweet Pea

Behold the sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus), a climbing, fragrant annual within the legume family. From the sun-drenched realms of southwest Italy to the enchanting isles of the Mediterranean, this botanical gem has graced gardens since the 17th century, bestowing upon them a quaint, cottage-like charm. Fast-paced in growth, sweet peas unfurl memories of yesteryears' idyllic, riotous gardens, invoking a nostalgic embrace. These floral relics, handpicked for their resplendent hues and intoxicating aromas, epitomize vintage elegance. Yet, it was under the skilled hands of Scottish nurseryman Henry Eckford that sweet peas attained their modern glory, his pioneering efforts birthing a plethora of cultivars during the late 1800s, forever enriching the floral tapestry of horticultural history.