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Sweet Pea Seeds, Spencer Giant Mix Value Size Pack

Lathyrus odoratus
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Spencer Giant Mix sweet peas grow a beautiful mixture of sweetly scented flowers. This heat-tolerant variety is widely used for beautiful flower arrangements and garden decorations.

  • SKU: 100697
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Safe for bees
Safe
for Bees
Good for pollinators
Good For Pollinators
Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full Sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
10 to 14 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Growing height
Growing Height:
2.1 m (7')
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Flower
  • Botanical Name: Lathyrus odoratus
  • Fill Weight (grams): 5
  • Approximate Seed Count: 50-55
  • Characteristics: highly fragrant | cutting flower | vining | easy to grow | low maintenance
  • Planting Method: Sow Direct
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Heirloom
  • Color: Red, pink, navy, lavender, white, crimson
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Harvest/Bloom Season: July to Frost
  • Growth Habit: vining
  • Tolerance: heat
Instructions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
    Growing Instructions:

    Sweet Peas should be sown directly into the garden when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is past. Soil temperature (not air temperature) should be warmer than 13°C (55°F) for seeds to germinate. Planting at a lower temperature will delay germination. As the seedcoats are hard, nick them with a sharp knife, or nail clippers, being careful not to damage the embryo inside and soak them overnight (but not longer) in room temperature water before planting to hasten germination. Choose a location that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight daily. Space seeds and plant to the depth indicated below. Press seeds into the soil to ensure good contact and cover with 1.3 cm (1/2") of soil. After planting, water seeds with a gentle mist or shower. It is critical to keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy during germination. When your seedlings reach a height of a few centimetres (inches) and have developed 2 or 3 pairs of leaves, it is important to thin them out, according to the plant spacing indicated below. Do not allow the soil to become dry, as young plants have underdeveloped roots and can quickly dehydrate, particularly in windy conditions.

    Click here to read more information on planning and planting a garden.

  • Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2")

  • Instructions for Nutrient Care: Feed plants SUPERthrive once per week. Mix 1.2 ml (1/4 tsp) per 4L (1 gallon) of water in a watering can and apply solution to the base of the plants.
Suggestions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Growing Suggestions:
  • Sweet Peas generally thrive in cool weather and flourish in locations that receive full sun.
  • Pinching back the early flower buds will help your plants to promote more branches and grow bushier. Wait until the plant is 10 cm (4") tall, pinch off the tips to encourage bushy growth.
  • Due to their height, a trellis is highly recommended. The planting area should be prepared and a trellis erected before planting seeds. Tie vines to the trellis to produce straight stems.
  • Sweet peas love water, and without consistent moisture, they will not thrive. Try to water plants at the base of the plant rather than overhead. Dampness on foliage can cause disease.
  • To prolong blooming, you must keep plants from setting seed, so be sure to harvest and deadhead the flowers frequently. For the longest vase life, pick stems that have at least 2 unopened flowers at the tip. While they can be picked when more open, their vase life won’t be as long. Click here to learn more about harvesting flowers.

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