Sweet Pea Seeds Fragrant Collection (Lathyrus odoratus) Flowering Plant
Sweetpea, Annual - Plant Attribute, Climbing, Beauty, Beauty In Nature
Quantity in package: 50 Seeds (Pack of 5)
Annual curly plant. The flowers are quite large, with a pleasant fragrance. Plants are cold resistant, light-loving. Sow early in spring. Flowers in 60-90 days after sprouts. Used for vertical planting, as well as for bouquets. Seeds retain their germinating power for up to 5 years.
How to Grow Sweet Peas Sweet pea flowers come in both bush and climbing types. Both types are vines, but the bush types don’t grow as tall and can support themselves without the aid of a trellis. If you are growing climbing sweet peas, have your trellis in place before planting the sweet pea seeds so that you don’t damage the roots by trying to install it later. Avoid planting them near a wall where air can’t circulate freely. Plant sweet pea seeds in spring while there is still a chance of light frost or in late fall. The seeds have a tough coat that makes it difficult for them to germinate without a little help. You can soak the seeds in warm water for 24 hours to soften the seed coat, or nick the seeds with a file or sharp knife to make it easier for water to penetrate the seed. Choose a sunny or lightly shaded site and prepare the soil by working in a 2-inch layer of compost to improve soil fertility and drainage. Sow the seeds an inch deep, spacing climbing types 6 inches apart and bush types 1 foot apart. The sweet pea seeds usually emerge in about 10 days, but it can take two weeks or more.