Description – A lovely way to bring the delightful fragrance of sweet peas closer to home, grown in baskets or containers. Attractive pink and white bicoloured blooms on naturally neat and compact plants, create a wonderful display in early summer. Specially created for baskets, containers and as ground cover.
Sowing – Soak seeds overnight in warm water before sowing, 1cm (½ inch} deep, 3 seeds per 7.5cm (3 inch) pot, in free draining, damp seed compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and place at 20-25C (68-77F) until after germination which takes 10-21 days. Do not exclude light.
Spring sowings can be sown outdoors, 2.5cm (1 inch) deep, In drills 7.5cm (3 inches) apart.
Growing – Overwinter January sown plants in cooler conditions such as a cold frame before planting out in spring when the ground has warmed, 15cm (6 inches) apart or into baskets and containers.
Aftercare – Keep planted baskets and containers moist at all times and regularly remove spent flowers to encourage further blooms.
Flowers – Summer