Sweet Pea Singing the Blues

Overview

Botanical Name: Lathyrus odoratus

Rich deep blues to serene pastels. Large, sweetly scented flowers. Delightful cut flower and a vigorous climber. Displays over a long period.

Plant Height: 180cm

How To Grow

Sow 12mm deep in flowering position from late Summer to late Autumn, Spring too in cold districts. Water the bed well the day before planting, then sow direct where the plants will grow. Don't water the bed again until after the seedlings have emerged. Thin out to 25cm apart. Train young plants up a fence or wall, or support with sticks or netting. Prefers a warm sunny position and requires good drainage. Seedlings emerge 10-14 days.

When To Plant

South Island: Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov North Island: Mar, Apr, May, Jun

Flowering

13 weeks