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These are the ‘grandiflora’ sweet peas so popular in Victorian times. They are smaller flowered than modern types and so dainty and simple in form. The delicious scent will transport you to a more romantic world.

  • Small & dainty flowers
  • Deliciously scented
  • Product Details
  • How to Sow
  • Tips & Advice

Sowing Time

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Outdoors
Indoors

 

Flowering Time

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowering

 

Plant Height

1.8cm (6in)

Plant Spacing

20cm (8in)

Sowing Indoors

  • Almost fill 12cm (5in) pots with seed and cutting compost
  • Sow 5 seeds, evenly spaced per pot and lightly cover with a little more compost
  • Water well after sowing, but not again until seedlings have emerged
  • Place in warmth 10-15°C (50-60°F)

 

Growing On

  • Grow on in unheated conditions, ideally in a cold frame
  • Pinch out the growing tips to encourage bushier plant growth and more flowers
  • Plant out 20cm (8in) apart from March onwards in a sunny position

 

Sowing Outdoors

  • Sow seeds in pre-watered, warm soil 2cm (1in) deep, 10cm(4in) apart
  • Keep soil moist until seedlings emerge

 

Aftercare

  • Support young plants with canes, netting or trellis to about 1.8cm (6ft)

 

Growing Tips

  • Feed and water plants regularly
  • pick flowers often to ensure continuous supply
  • September-October sowings product the most vigorous and earliest flowering plants
  • Seedlings are best overwintered in a cold frame or under cloches

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