Sweet Pea Perfume Mix

Overview

Botanical Name: Lathyrus odoratus

This heady mixture of old fashioned varieties is delightfully scented and richly coloured. Smaller flowers than many modern types, they are no less attractive and if picked regularly will flower for weeks on end.

  • Smaller flowers with sweeter scent
  • Very attractive and very hardy
  • Needs a fence or trellis and lots of sun

Plant Height: 180cm

How To Grow

Sow 12mm (½”) deep in flowering position in full sun from late Summer to late Autumn, Spring too in cold districts. Water the bed well the day before planting. Don’t water again until after the seedlings have emerged. Train young plants up a fence or wall, or support with sticks or netting. Seedlings emerge 10-14 days.

When To Plant

South Island: Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec

North Island: Feb, Mar, Apr, May

Flowering

13 weeks