Royal Mix Sweet Pea - Lathyrus odoratus
A native to Europe, these sweet flowers reached their peak in popularity in the late 1880’s. In Edwardian England they were often considered the floral emblem. In the language of flowers, sweet peas represent blissful pleasure, good-bye and thank you for a lovely time. Commonly associated with the month of April.
Blooming into colors such as rose, salmon, purple, white, lavender and pink. In mild climates the ideal season to plant sweet peas is in the fall, this allows for a strong root system to develop. If planting in the spring, seeds should be planted as early as possible in the season. In areas with harsh winters, wait to sow one month before last frost.
Mulch if spring tends to be hot and humid.
This mix offers large, 2” blossoms in bright colors of red, purple, mauve, pink, blue and white. Blooms over a long period with exceptional fragrance.
Trellis plant for support. This heirloom mix is perfect for having flowers in the garden as well as long lasting cut flowers and bouquets. Flowers grow up to 72”. Direct sow into the ground 1/8” deep.
Keep soil moist for during germination.
*No part of this seed or plant is intended to be ingested - it contains a neurotoxin.*
- Sun: Full
- Direct Sow: In the fall or very early spring
- Seed Count: 30
- Days to Maturity: 60-70
- Plant Size: 24"-6' vine
- Attracts pollinators
- Excellent for cut flowers
Pinch at 6"-7" for more dense branching and flowers. Plant outdoors, do not transplant. Add mulch. Tresllis for support and ease of harvesting.