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  • spencer sweet pea seed
  • Eventual height: 1.8m
  • Eventual spread: 0.45m

Lathyrus odoratus 'Mrs Bernard Jones'

spencer sweet pea seed

RHS award of garden merit £1.99
Pot size approx 20 seeds
approx 20 seeds
Quantity
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: hardy annual

    Named after the renowned sweet pea breeders wife, this show-quality cultivar produces larger than average scented flowers on long stems, making them excellent for cutting. The colour of the petals is very pretty too, fading from near-cerise to a soft shell pink. An easy to mix, and all-round good performer, this sweet pea is definitely a star.

  • Garden care:From October to late February, sow seeds into deep pots or root trainers filled with a good-quality seed compost and place them in a cold frame. Pinch out the tips as the plants grow to encourage them to become bushier and produce more flowers, and harden off before planting out in early April. Direct sowings can also be made in October or March-April. It is important to remove the faded flowers before they set seed, so picking them to fill a vase inside will only encourage more to form.

  • Sow: October-April

  • Flowering: June-September

  • Approximate quantity: 20 seeds.
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