Sweet Pea Flying the Flag
Sweet Pea Flying the Flag. This impressive collection comprises three specially selected heirloom (Grandiflora) varieties for their patriotic colours and superb fragrance. These colourful small flowered types make a bright display of national pride trained against fences or over obelisks in flower borders.
Height: 180cm (71″). Spread: 30cm (12″).
Sweet Pea ‘Queen Alexandria’ – Red
Sweet Pea ‘Dorothy Eckford’ – White
Sweet Pea ‘Lord Nelson’ – Blue
March – April or October – January
June – August
How to Sow
Sow sweet pea seeds indoors in October for transplanting outdoors in spring, or direct sow outdoors from March to April. In autumn, sow 3 seeds per 7.5cm (3″) pot at a depth of 1cm (1/2″) in free-draining, seed sowing compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) until germination which takes 10-21 days. Once germinated, grow sweet peas on in cooler conditions, before transferring to a cold frame for overwintering. Spring sowings can be made outdoors directly into drills at a depth of 2.5cm (1″), and a distance of 7.5cm (3″) apart. Pinch out the growing points of each stem once the second pair of leaves has opened to encourage bushier growth.
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