Sweet Pea Ethel Grace


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Sweet Pea Ethel Grace

Lathyrus odoratus

Sweet Pea Ethel Grace

The best Lavender Sweet pea I have ever grown. For some reason Lavender Sweet Peas have a slightly smaller seed but once germinated the resulting plants are excellent with long strong stems and huge frilly blooms.

Sweet Pea Ethel Grace is the perfect partner to the deep mauve of Eclipse. (shown together below).

I hope that starting with a few Sweet Pea’s from our tried and tested selection will give you the best possible experience and mark the start a life long obsession.

How to Grow:
Here in the UK I sow from Autumn onwards, undercover or in a sheltered spot. Spencer varieties will also happily grow from a Winter/Early Spring sowing. Sweet peas are hardy so can be planted outside in March or April (or 2-3 months before your last frost date). Provide a strong trellis or support for Sweet peas to climb.

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*Unlike garden peas, sweetpea seeds are poisonous if ingested. Unfortunately mice still like to steal them so are best pre-sprouted 

Variety: Lathyrus odoratus
Type: Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun in free draining soil.
Sow: Spring or Autumn
Germination: Up to 30 days
Height: 6-8ft
Harvest: May/June – July
Seeds per packet: 20

Cutting /Vase Life:
For the longest vase life, pick when the first flower opens leaving two to open in the vase. Sweetpeas have a relatively short vase life making them the perfect choice when growing your own.

Place flowers straight into ready buckets of water. We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.