- A hardy annual, it can be sown where it is to flower
- Sweetly scented in shades of blue for cutting and the garden
- Vigorous climber for fences, trellis, canes or netting
- Displays over a long period
- 180 cm growing height
Mr. Fothergill’s 24510 Sweet Pea Singing The Blues Flower Seeds
Sow indoors for surest results, between January and March or September and October. 1.5 cm (1/2-inch) deep, 5 seeds per 12 cm (5-inch) pot of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame, greenhouse or cool windowsill. A temperature of 15 degrees Celsius (60 degrees Fahrenheit) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 12-21 days. Pinch out the growing tip, when two pairs of leaves have formed, to encourage bushy growth. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out into well-drained soil. Between March and May, 30 cm (12-inches) apart. Support with tall canes or netting.
Or, sow outdoors for ease, April to May, where they are to flower, 1.5 cm (1/2-inch) deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Sow 2 seeds together, every 30 cm (12-inch). Remove weaker seedling, which can then be transplanted. Seeds sown in autumn generally flower earlier the following year. Enjoy the flowers from May to October. Pick blooms regularly to prolong the flowering season.
Hints and Tips: Seedlings are best protected against bird damage with a few short twigs. Autumn sowings should be overwintered in cool, but frost-free conditions.
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0.5 x 7.5 x 14.5 cm; 3 Grams
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1 May 2010
Mr Fothergill?s Seeds Ltd