Sweet Pea Spring Sunshine White
For me Spring Sunshine bloom earlier and have longer stems than main crop Spencer varieties.
Perfect for an early Summer Wedding or if you JUST CAN’T WAIT!
With so many Sweetpea’s on the market I have spent years trying and trialing…. The selection’s found in my shop are my ‘best of the best’ choices!
Sweet Pea Spring Sunshine White seeds are quite rare and expensive but oh so worth it! Just look at the picture of me holding the stems below.
Why not try taking cuttings from the ‘pinched out tips’ in early Spring….
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.
*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
Harvest: May/June – July
Seeds per packet: 10 Seeds
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.