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Sweet Pea - 'America'

Sweet Pea - 'America'


(Lathyrus odoratus) 

An antique fragrant sweet pea with ample amounts of blossoms in white with cherry red streaks and rippled margins. English heirloom first offered circa 1896, these beauties will reawaken your appreciation of scented cut blooms. And the more you cut, the more they flower!


CAUTION: all parts of the sweet pea plant including the seeds are toxic to humans and animals. Not to be eaten. The purchaser assumes all liability relating to the use of this product.


Life Cycle: Annual

Height: to 2m. Climber, will need trellis support

Position: Full Sun / Part Sun

Pre-treatment: optional, soak seed in water overnight.

Sow: 25 mm deep

Spacing: 15 cm

Tropical climates: Late Summer/Autumn
Sub-tropical climates: Autumn
Temperate climates: Autumn
Cold climates: Spring or Late Summer-mid Autumn (frost tolerant up to -4C)
Germination: 10-21 days.  

Notes: Pick regularly to prolong flowering. Do not over-water. Protect young seedlings from slugs, snails and aphids.


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