What are the best sweet peas to grow?

10 sweet peas to grow

  • Lathyrus odorous ‘Fire and Ice’
  • Lathyrus odorous ‘Almost Black’
  • Lathyrus odoratus ‘St George’
  • Lathyrus odoratus ‘Promiscuity’
  • Lathyrus odoratus ‘Prima Ballerina’
  • Lathyrus odoratus ‘Lipstick’
  • Lathyrus odoratus ‘Pandemonium’
  • Lathyrus odoratus ‘Geranium Pink’

What are the best smelling sweet peas?

The best scented sweet peas

  • Lathyrus ‘Albutt Blue’
  • Lathyrus ‘America’
  • Lathyrus ‘Matucana’
  • Lathyrus ‘Erewhon’
  • Lathyrus ‘Karen Louise’
  • Lathyrus ‘Janet Scott’
  • Lathyrus ‘Black Knight’
  • Lathyrus ‘Bramdean’

Why are my sweet peas white?

Symptoms of Powdery Mildew of Peas Poorly drained soil and restricted air circulation also contribute to development of the disease. The first sign of peas with powdery mildew is small, round, whitish or grey spots on the top of mature leaves. The powdery stuff is easy to rub off with your fingers.

Why do some sweet peas not smell?

A: Sweet pea fragrance varies among the varieties. Some of the modern hybrids aren’t as fragrant as the older and Spencer varieties. Rain, high temperatures, time of day and the age of the flower also influence the fragrance.

What month do you plant sweet peas?

when to plant sweet peas Sow sweet pea seeds between October and April. For best results aim for late October/November or late February/March as temperatures and light levels are less than ideal in midwinter. Sweet peas can also be sown direct into the ground in April or May.

Do Sweet peas need full sun?

Plant sweet peas in an open, sunny position in a well-drained but moisture-retentive soil. Sweet peas are well suited to growing in pots – make sure you use a good, peat-free compost with a slow-release fertiliser mixed in.

What does Bath and Body Works sweet pea smell like?

Sweet Pea by Bath and Body Works is a Floral Fruity fragrance for women. Sweet Pea was launched in 2007. Top notes are Sweet Pea, Tayberry, Pear and Black Currant; middle notes are Raspberry, Freesia and Pink Peony; base notes are Plum Tree and Musk. Sweet Pea is a female limited edition fragrance launched in 2007.

What is the latest I can plant sweet peas?

Plant out your sweet peas from late May, once all risk of frost has passed. Before planting, harden them off by putting them out in the day and returning them to a frost-free place at night. Pinch out the tips of young sweet pea plants when they reach about 10cm tall, to encourage bushy growth.

What to use for sweet peas to climb?

Because Sweet Peas are vining, they need support to grow up and flower. Many types of structures can work such as a trellis, supports with mesh or twine, or fences. They need a structure that is well anchored in the ground to support the weight of the vines.

Should you nick sweet pea seeds?

You may choose to nick your sweet pea seeds before planting. Nicking the seed with a nail clipper breaks the outer coat of the seed so it can absorb water immediately. By doing this a larger percentage of your seeds will germinate and they will sprout a few days earlier.

Do sweet peas reseed?

Sweet Peas are grown from seed. For an indoor start, plant seeds 4 6 weeks before the last frost in your area. Garden Tip: Nick seeds and soak in water overnight, to speed germination. Once your plants have been established, they usually reseed themselves.

Which is the best white sweet pea plant?

A first class Spencer Sweet Pea for exhibition and cutting, it is a reliable performer and regarded as one of the very best whites. It makes a lovely addition to the garden and is perfect for containers where its rich perfume can be enjoyed. Ideal for providing cut flowers that will fill your home with their heady perfume too.

How long does it take for sweet peas to bloom?

Sweet Peas will start blooming approximately 4 -6 weeks after visible vining. Timing of bloom will depend on whether the plants have been pinched back. Pinching may slow growth somewhat, but it will produce bushy plants with more flowers. Sweet Peas will grow and flower faster as the days get longer in spring and early summer.

Is it OK to plant sweet peas in the garden?

Sweet peas are great plants for a cut-flower garden and add scent to a summer border so they need to be accessible, not sited away at the back of a border. According to plant expert Graham Rice, there are some key factors to keep in mind when planning to plant sweet peas in the garden – colour and scent.

Are there any sweet peas that smell good?

Choose from our list of favourite scented sweet peas – perfect for your garden and hand-picked bouquets Sweet peas are a long-standing favourite amongst gardeners, thanks to many of their admirable qualities, yet sweet peas still require intelligent planting.

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