Sweet Pea - Perfume Delight (Heirloom) - Lathyrus odoratus
Annual - The best sweet pea choice for hot summer areas, Perfume Delight is a lovely color mix of intensely fragrant and heat-tolerant antique sweet pea varieties. The seductively scented, winged flowers bloom abundantly on tall climbing vines in a rich blend of rose, pale pink, lavender, deep purple, crimson and white with many unique bi-colors. Their color and fragrance will fill your garden each spring and a bouquet of their nostalgic orange and honeyed sweetness softly perfumes any room.
Soil Temperature: above 50°F
Planting Depth: 1"
Germination: 12-28 Days
Height At Maturity: 6-8 feet
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 4"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 40-50 Seeds
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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. Mulch and keep well-watered. For longest bloom, pick flowers often and keep faded blossoms cut.