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Renee's Garden Sweet Pea, Antique Jewels of Albion

Lovely Blend with Some Heat Tolerance

Brand: Renee's Garden    Item Number: SWF4084

$2.79

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.79

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Sweet Pea - Jewels of Albion (Heirloom)- Lathyrus odoratus

This custom blended color palette of especially fragrant antique varieties offers both beautiful cool shade and plants with significantly more heat tolerance than other sweet pea varieties. You'll have a succession in bloom with "Flora Norton" (pastel blue), "Lord Nelson" (deep blue), "Mrs. Collier" (creamy-white), "Lady Grisel Hamilton" (pastel lavender), and "Captain of the Blues" (mauve-blue). This lovely perfumed mix blooms on strong climbing vines that easily cover a trellis or fence.

Soil & Water:Sweet peas must have well-drained soil, so dig deeply and enrich with aged manure or compost before sowing seeds. Water well and mulch as vines grow.

Planting & Growing:Sow seeds in full sun in cool early spring weather (as early as the ground can be worked). In mild winter climates, where the ground does not freeze, sweet peas can be planted in the fall. Erect a well-anchored trellis, fence, or vertical netting for these climbing vines before planting seeds. Seedlings will form strong root systems, then overwinter to bloom vigorously in the spring. Plant seeds 1" deep and 2 - 3" apart. When seedlings are 2" tall, thin to 4-5" apart to allow plants room to mature. Sweet peas bloom best before the weather gets too hot. Where summer heat comes on fast, they'll appreciate a spot with afternoon shade. Anchor supports well as vies will grow heavy with bloom. Protect seedlings from birds, slugs, and snails. For longest bloom, pick flowers often and keep faded blossoms cut.

Soil Temperature: above 50°F
Planting Depth: 1"
Germination: 10-14 Days
Height At Maturity: 6-8 feet
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 4-5"
Approx Seeds per Pack: Approx. 40-45 Seeds

While Renee's Garden seeds are not all certified organic, they do not sell treated or GMO seeds and have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge.”

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Fragrant
  • Good Cut Flower
  • Grow on a Trellis
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Heirloom
  • Requires Staking
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Useful for Ornamental

Characteristics

Brand Renee's Garden Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Bloom Season Spring, Summer Flower Color Blue, Mix, Purple
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Ornamental Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring, Fall Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Vining
Brand Renee's Garden
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Bloom Season Spring, Summer
Flower Color Blue, Mix, Purple
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Ornamental
Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring, Fall
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Vining

Planting & Care

Soil & Water:Sweet peas must have well-drained soil, so dig deeply and enrich with aged manure or compost before sowing seeds. Water well and mulch as vines grow.

Planting & Growing:Sow seeds in full sun in cool early spring weather (as early as the ground can be worked). In mild winter climates, where the ground does not freeze, sweet peas can be planted in the fall. Erect a well-anchored trellis, fence, or vertical netting for these climbing vines before planting seeds. Seedlings will form strong root systems, then overwinter to bloom vigorously in the spring. Plant seeds 1" deep and 2 - 3" apart. When seedlings are 2" tall, thin to 4-5" apart to allow plants room to mature. Sweet peas bloom best before the weather gets too hot. Where summer heat comes on fast, they'll appreciate a spot with afternoon shade. Anchor supports well as vies will grow heavy with bloom. Protect seedlings from birds, slugs, and snails. For longest bloom, pick flowers often and keep faded blossoms cut.

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Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.125"W x 0.1"H

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