New! Lavender and cream blooms on vigorous plants.Sturdy stems, abundant blooms, vigorous and healthy foliage. Flowers open to cream with lavender blush on petal edges. Color and plant habit is very comparable to Old Times, although flower color is more lavender than blue. Highly fragrant.
• Attracts hummingbirds.
Ht. 48–60". Avg. 300 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.Caution:All parts of this plant are poisonous, including the seeds. Exercise extreme caution around children and pets. The purchaser assumes all liability relating to the use of this product.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 14-21 days at 55-65°F (13-18°C). To aid germination, seeds can be presoaked for 24 hours in room temperature water prior to planting.
SOWING: Transplant (recommended) – Sow 1/4- 1/2" deep into 72-cell flats or preferred deep-cell seedling container, 4-5 weeks before planting out. Darkness is required for germination. Direct seed – 6 weeks before last frost. Seedlings won’t be damaged by light frost. Pinch when 6-8" tall to encourage denser branching and more flowers. Trellis support is required.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: Varies. Support such as Hortonova vertical trellis is needed to support plants.
PLANT SPACING: 6".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
STEM LENGTH: 6-16".
VASE LIFE: 4-6 days. Sweet Peas do not store well, but if necessary store at a temperature of 36-39°F (2-4°C).
HARVEST: Half the flowers on a stem are open. Harvesting flowers increases blooms.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Rich, deep, loamy, moist, well-drained soil. 6-7 pH preferred.
TIP: Using white on black plastic or straw mulch will help keep roots cool and the plants productive for a longer period.
USES: Cut flower, backs of borders, fences, trellises, arbors, and cottage gardens.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lathyrus odoratus