Description – A very striking and attractive red sweet pea, with both intoxicating fragrance and strong stems of good length. Climber, superb for arches, trellis, obelisques, etc. Good cut flower variety. 20p donation to the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust for every packet sold.
Sowing – Sow October indoors, or March to april outdoors. Germinate at 20-30C (68-86F) on the surface of a free draining, damp seed compost, 3 seeds per 7.5cm (3in) pot. Apply a layer of compost 1cm (½in) deep. Place in a propagator or seal container in a polythene bag until after germination which takes 10-21 days. Spring sowings can be sown outdoors, 2.5cm (1 in) deep in drills 7.5cm (3in) apart.
Growing – Overwinter October sown plants in cooler conditions such as a coldframe before planting out in spring when the ground has warmed, 23-3cm (9-12in) apart. Pinch out the growing point once the first or second pair of leaves has opened. Water freely during
Aftercare – Regular removal of spent flowers will encourage further blooms.
Flowers – Early Summer